Average price of fuel rises for four months
The average price of fuel rose for the fourth month in a row during May, with a litre of petrol costing 11p more and a litre of diesel 7p dearer than it was at the start of February.
During the month, petrol went up by 2.34p to 130.57p while diesel increased by 1.74p to 135.54p and means that petrol is only a penny away from its five-year high of 131.58p.
The May pump price increases mean a tank of petrol for a 55-litre family car now costs an average of £71.81 – an increase of £1.29 in May and £6 more than at the start of February. The cost of filling a diesel car also went up by 96p to £74.55 – £3.80 more than four months ago.
TfL consults on 20mph limits
Transport for London has launched a consultation to introduce 20mph speed limits on all roads it maintains within the Congestion Charge zone by next May.
It said it is part of a push to eliminate death and serious injury from the capital’s transport network would see 20mph limits introduced on 8.9km of main roads including Millbank, Albert Embankment, Victoria Embankment and Borough High Street.
The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “Each year more than 4,000 people are killed or seriously injured on London’s streets. The evidence is clear – lowering speeds on the most dangerous roads saves lives. The proposed 20mph speed limit on TfL roads within the Congestion Charge zone will protect people walking and cycling and other road users in the busiest part of the capital.”
Renault reveals refreshed Koleos
Renault has revealed a refreshed version of its flagship Koleos large SUV.
The key change is the addition of two new diesel engines, which offer more performance and lower emissions than the unit they replace. The 1.8-litre 150hp Blue dCi 150 is available in front-wheel drive only and emits 143g/km CO2, while the larger 2.0-litre 190hp Blue dCi 190 returns 150g/km of CO2.
UK prices will be revealed in July, with the first deliveries to customers in October.