Europe

Majority of cars sold within EU run on petrol

The number of new passenger cars sold in the European Union in 2021 consisted mainly of petrol cars. About 60 percent of all new cars still run on conventional fuels, European industry association ACEA reports. However, the share of hybrid cars, which run on both electricity and petrol, increased to almost a fifth

Holiday bookings rise less fast than usual

The number of holiday bookings with travel companies has been increasing since Christmas, but not as fast as normal. This is partly due to the changing travel rules at destinations and the associated uncertainty for holidaymakers, Corendon, TUI, Sunweb and the lessor of holiday homes Belvilla report after a call round. People also stay until recently