Texaco Limited has changed its corporate name to Chevron Limited, in a move to present a more unified presence across the world. The company says the change will not affect its business operations in the UK. Texaco-branded service stations and fuel products and the Havoline lubricants brands will remain the same.

More than one million British motorists will have ditched their private cars by 2016, according to a survey by City Car Club. The escalating costs of running a vehicle will see more drivers joining car pool schemes, says the commercial car club operator, which now has just under 10,000 members. Car club membership is said to have shot up 200% year on year from 2003.