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Signs in Birmingham informing road users of the clean air zone initiative, which will come into place on June 1. The scheme, which was originally due to go live during 2020 but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, has been described by the AA as having "good intentions but bad flaws". Picture date: Saturday May 29, 2021. PA Photo. See PA story TRANSPORT Birmingham. Photo credit should read: Jacob King/PA Wire

Great news again this week for investment in the UK car industry with Lotus investing more than £100 million in UK facilities. The investment includes Sports Car Operations, Hethel (all-new factory for Emira production).  All-new main assembly hall and framing lines. The entire Lotus Sports Car Operations production facility is now powered by 100% renewable electricity thanks to a partnership with energy supplied Centrica.

The Aston Barclay desirability index is worth taking a look at this week, the index considers three key metrics: web views prior to sale, physical and online bid volumes per sale and the sale price achieved as a percentage of CAP Average. No surprise that the much sought-after  Lexus NX topped the table.

Don’t forget Birmingham launched it Clean Air Zone (CAZ) on Tuesday 1 June, vehicles are not banned in the Birmingham CAZ, but older and more polluting ones (pre-Euro 6 (VI) diesel and pre-Euro 4 petrol) will need to pay a daily charge to enter, for more information visit

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