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Demand drives used values for EVs

Monday, 25 March 2019

Demand drives used values for EVs

Demand for small used electric vehicles is soaring with some models rising in value. Experts at cap hpi say some owners could buy an electric car, run it for 12 months and make a profit on it when sold.

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McLaren delivers first prototype carbon fibre chassis

Friday, 22 March 2019

McLaren delivers first prototype carbon fibre chassis

McLaren has declared a significant milestone in carbon fibre, delivered at its new £50m innovation and production centre in Yorkshire.

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Kia remains confident in UK market

Friday, 22 March 2019

Kia remains confident in UK market

Kia says a deal to create additional storage capacity at its UK import and distribution centre in Stallingborough, North Lincolnshire underlines the confidence the brand has in the UK market.

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Relay Theft threatens new models

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Relay Theft threatens new models

Thatcham Research has given poor safety ratings to six of 11 new cars launched this year, due to keyless entry and start technology.

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AXA supports government mobility strategy

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

AXA supports government mobility strategy

AXA has praised the government for its ambition to keep the UK at the top of the mobility industry with its ‘Future of mobility: urban strategy.’

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Toyota and Suzuki consider collaborations

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Toyota and Suzuki consider collaborations

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and Suzuki Motor Corporation (Suzuki) announced its agreement to begin considering concrete collaboration in new fields.

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IAEA National Conference 2019

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

IAEA National Conference 2019

The IAEA are thrilled to announce that the National Conference will make a welcome return this year to The British Motor Museum in Gaydon Warwickshire, which is home to the world’s largest collection of historic British Cars.

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BVRLA welcome government’s mobility strategies

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

BVRLA welcome government’s mobility strategies

The BVRLA has welcomed the government’s announcement that it will provide more financial, regulatory and policy support for UK cities looking to develop their own future mobility strategies.

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Drivers trust dented

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Drivers trust dented

Almost one in five Brits would not leave their contact details if they dented another car when parking and no one else had seen them.

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Research warns of manufacturing migration

Monday, 18 March 2019

Research warns of manufacturing migration

A KPMG manufacturing survey has found that up to two thirds of car parts makers are considering moving operations away from the UK.

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IBIS Ireland 2019

Monday, 18 March 2019

IBIS Ireland 2019

IBIS Ireland 2019 will be taking place on the 2 May 2019 at the Castleknock Hotel and supported by headline partner Axalta and partner Audatex.

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Volvo places technology at the center

Friday, 15 March 2019

Volvo places technology at the center

Volvo Cars is restructuring its executive management team to place technological developments and digitalisation at the core of the company’s future strategy, as well as a focus on new ways of interacting with customers.

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VW announces rising CV sales

Friday, 15 March 2019

VW announces rising CV sales

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has delivered 75,000 vehicles worldwide in the first two months of the year, a 13.4% rise on the same period last year.

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JLR faces £8.2bn emissions bill

Thursday, 14 March 2019

JLR faces £8.2bn emissions bill

Jaguar Land Rover is recalling more than 44,000 cars in the UK after it was revealed that 10 models are emitting more carbon dioxide that claimed.

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Spring Statement receives muted response

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Spring Statement receives muted response

Yesterday’s Spring Statement has received a muted response from the automotive industry due to it’s lack of detail, although Chancellor Philip Hammond did announce the government would publish papers on mobility, Insurance Premium Tax and emissions in the coming months.

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Stolen car recovered in 56 minutes

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Stolen car recovered in 56 minutes

A BMW that was stolen by thieves who hacked into the car’s keyless system has been returned to its driver less than an hour after he reported its disappearance.

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New Alliance operating board intentions

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

New Alliance operating board intentions

Jean-Dominique Senard, chairman of Renault, Hiroto Saikawa, CEO of Nissan, Thierry Bolloré, CEO of Renault and Osamu Masuko, CEO of Mitsubishi Motors, announce the intention to create a new Alliance operating board.

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Automotive industry warnings of no-deal

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Automotive industry warnings of no-deal

A meeting of senior figures in the automotive industry warned that up to a third of UK repairers could be forced to close their doors within two weeks of a no deal Brexit.

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VW plans 22 million EVs in 10 years

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

VW plans 22 million EVs in 10 years

The Volkswagen Group is planning to launch almost 70 new electric models in the next ten years – instead of the 50 previously planned.

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Citroën CEO awarded IMI Honorary Fellowship

Monday, 11 March 2019

Citroën CEO awarded IMI Honorary Fellowship

Linda Jackson, Citroën’s Global CEO, received an Honorary Fellowship from the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) at its annual dinner in London.

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MG goes electric

Thursday, 07 March 2019

MG goes electric

MG Motor UK is set to launch its very first battery electric vehicle in the UK this autumn.

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VWG opens MEB to third parties

Thursday, 07 March 2019

VWG opens MEB to third parties

The Volkswagen Group is opening its Modular Electric Toolkit (MEB) to other manufacturers.

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Honda announces EV shift

Wednesday, 06 March 2019

Honda announces EV shift

Honda has announced it is accelerating its shift to electric vehicles.

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Toyota and BMW issue Brexit warnings

Wednesday, 06 March 2019

Toyota and BMW issue Brexit warnings

BMW and Toyota have both issued warnings that a no-deal Brexit could impact future investments in the UK.

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Vizion for the future

Tuesday, 05 March 2019

Vizion for the future

March dates for Vizion Engage Repairer Days have been released.

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Dealers and manufacturers relationship improves

Tuesday, 05 March 2019

Dealers and manufacturers relationship improves

The relationship between dealers and manufacturers improved over the winter.

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Apollo to take on 25 apprentices

Monday, 04 March 2019

Apollo to take on 25 apprentices

Apollo Motor Group, will take on another 25 apprentices at its sites across the south of the country.

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BMW and Daimler sign Memorandum of Understanding

Friday, 01 March 2019

BMW and Daimler sign Memorandum of Understanding

The BMW Group and Daimler AG have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together on automated driving. They view their partnership as a long-term, strategic cooperation to make next-level technologies widely available by the middle of the coming decade.

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Semi-autonomous technologies offer growth opportunity

Friday, 01 March 2019

Semi-autonomous technologies offer growth opportunity

The surging consumer appetite for increasingly sophisticated automotive technologies offer a huge opportunity for growth, but the use of complicated marketing jargon, unclear pricing and a lack of frontline education means retailers and manufacturers are missing out.

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ACIS calls for ADAS collaboration

Thursday, 28 February 2019

ACIS calls for ADAS collaboration

Vehicle manufacturers need to engage in greater levels of ADAS ‘calibration collaboration’ to ensure swift turnaround of accident repair.

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UK car production falls 18.2% in January

Thursday, 28 February 2019

UK car production falls 18.2% in January

British car factories turned out 120,649 units in January, down -18.2% on the previous year and marking the eighth successive month of decline, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Demand dropped at home and overseas but it was the latter that fell most, with exports down -21.4% to 93,781 units.

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Autotech Recruit gains new ally

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Autotech Recruit gains new ally

Autotech Recruit has allied with ZF Aftermarket Technical Training in a bid to give all vehicle technicians access to in-depth, technical courses.

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Safety stars from NCAP

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Safety stars from NCAP

The first three cars tested by Euro NCAP in 2019 have all achieved the maximum five-star rating for safety.

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VW appoints new digital head

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

VW appoints new digital head

Christian Senger has joined the Volkswagen Passenger Cars Board of Management with responsibility for the new Digital Car and Services function. He has also been appointed head of the Digital Car and Services function for the Group.

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Small businesses predict electric fleets in 20 years

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Small businesses predict electric fleets in 20 years

Two thirds of small businesses predict their fleets will be fully electric within the next 20 years, with 50% expecting this to happen in half that time, global data shows.

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Volvo launches upgraded powertrain

Monday, 25 February 2019

Volvo launches upgraded powertrain

Volvo Cars has released upgraded electrified powertrain options which will be made available across its entire model range in the future.

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BMW and Daimler announce joint venture

Monday, 25 February 2019

BMW and Daimler announce joint venture

BMW and Daimler have announced they will invest £880m in a joint venture that will develop services such as driverless vehicles, ride-hailing, and pay-per-use cars.

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Industry reacts to European Parliament vote

Friday, 22 February 2019

Industry reacts to European Parliament vote

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) takes note of the European Parliament’s vote on the revision of the General Safety Regulation, which mandates the safety technologies to be included as standard in new vehicle types.

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ACEA calls for support over safety legislation

Thursday, 21 February 2019

ACEA calls for support over safety legislation

Ahead of the key European Parliament vote on the update of the General Safety Regulation, which governs the safety systems to be included in new vehicle types, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has called for a rapid adoption of this important piece of legislation.

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ABI OFFERS CLARITY ON SELF-DRIVING

Thursday, 21 February 2019

ABI OFFERS CLARITY ON SELF-DRIVING

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has said that drivers must not be held liable if software in autonomous cars fail.

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Allan Winn honorary VP for Heritage Engineers

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Allan Winn honorary VP for Heritage Engineers

The Association of Heritage Engineers has announced that Allan Winn, vice-president and former CEO and director of Brooklands Motor Museum has become an honorary vice president.

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John Haynes remembered

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

John Haynes remembered

The Haynes Pubishing Group has announced the death of John H Haynes OBE, the creator of the famous Haynes Manual, founder of the Haynes Publishing Group PLC and the Haynes International Motor Museum.

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New technology in car sharing

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

New technology in car sharing

Vulog, the global leader in shared mobility technology, is releasing a major upgrade of its newest platform, AiMA (Artificial Intelligence Mobility Applied), that makes a significantly enhanced suite of features available to car-sharing schemes around the world. The platform’s new capabilities will dramatically increase the user appeal of shared mobility services by enabling an operator, with a single fleet, to offer multiple usage possibilities.

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Rolls-Royce record apprentice places

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Rolls-Royce record apprentice places

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced that a record number of places are available for the company’s 2019 Apprenticeship Programme. Since the programme was launched in 2006, numbers have progressively increased, with 2019 offering a record 31 candidates the opportunity to join the team at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, West Sussex.

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NBRA studies insurer and repairer relationships

Thursday, 07 February 2019

NBRA studies insurer and repairer relationships

A new survey undertaken by the National Body Repair Association (NBRA) has round that the relationship between repairers and insurers is on a firmer footing, although there is still significant room for improvement.

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BVRLA rallies for industry response

Thursday, 07 February 2019

BVRLA rallies for industry response

As the closing date looms on government’s consultation Review of WLTP and vehicle taxes, the BVRLA and other leading trade bodies are making a collective call to industry to take action.

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Make way for autonomous testing

Wednesday, 06 February 2019

Make way for autonomous testing

The UK government could allow self-driving cars without a designated driver on UK roads by the end of this year.

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UK new car market sees decline

Tuesday, 05 February 2019

UK new car market sees decline

The UK’s new car market declined 1.6 per cent in January, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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Beware of new online scam

Tuesday, 05 February 2019

Beware of new online scam

A new online car stealing scam has been revealed following recent Home Office figures that showed a near 50% increase in vehicle thefts over the last five years – up from 75,308 in 2013-14 to 111,999 in 2017-18.

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Nissan dodges Sunderland build

Monday, 04 February 2019

Nissan dodges Sunderland build

Nissan has confirmed it will build its new X-Trail in Japan not Sunderland, blaming uncertainty over Brexit and changing emissions regulations in Europe for the decision.

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Threat to the industry

Monday, 04 February 2019

Threat to the industry

A new report has revealed the worst kept secret in the industry; that a lack of skills is the greatest threat.

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UK technician awarded ADAS accreditation

Friday, 01 February 2019

UK technician awarded ADAS accreditation

Andy MacGregor from Autoglass has become the first UK technician to achieve the new industry leading IMI ADAS calibration accreditation, which was developed alongside key industry organisations including Autoglass and Thatcham, among others.

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SMMT reports manufacturing stable in 2018

Friday, 01 February 2019

SMMT reports manufacturing stable in 2018

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has reported that UK engine manufacturing was stable during 2018.

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SMMT rings the alarm

Thursday, 31 January 2019

SMMT rings the alarm

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has warned that the UK automotive industry is on ‘red alert’ after reporting falls in investment, production and registration.

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Cazana launches worldwide

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Cazana launches worldwide

AI start-up Cazana has launched a £1m crowd-fundraising initiative on crowdcube.

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Snow is falling

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Snow is falling

IAM RoadSmart brings advice on driving in snow from its head of driving and riding standards, Richard Gladman.

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Repair market to grow

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Repair market to grow

A comprehensive report on the UK car body repair market, published by Trend Tracker, shows the total market value for UK primary car body repairs is expected to grow by 14% from £4.75bn in 2018 to £5.43bn in 2023, excluding VAT.

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VW and Addison Lee announce deal

Monday, 28 January 2019

VW and Addison Lee announce deal

Volkswagen has announced news of a record-breaking deal with major private hire operator Addison Lee Group.

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Growth opportunities for intelligent pumps

Monday, 28 January 2019

Growth opportunities for intelligent pumps

Increased customer demand to derive maximum output from legacy equipment is driving pump manufacturers to integrate enhanced technological features into existing pumps.

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JLR anticipates production pause

Friday, 25 January 2019

JLR anticipates production pause

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has said it will halt production for a further week at its UK plants to allow for the potential disruption of Brexit.

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Lynk & Co announces skyrocketing sales

Friday, 25 January 2019

Lynk & Co announces skyrocketing sales

Lynk & Co has announced unprecedented numbers for a new brand in its first year, starting 2018 with the fastest selling car in history, and closing the book on the year with 120,414 cars rolling on the streets of China.

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AutoRaise and NBRA announce partnership

Thursday, 24 January 2019

AutoRaise and NBRA announce partnership

A collaboration had been formed between AutoRaise and NBRA with a shared vision of helping vehicle repairers across the UK address the challenges around skills, investment in young people and apprenticeships.

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VWG invests in battery research

Thursday, 24 January 2019

VWG invests in battery research

The Volkswagen Group is investing US$10m in the startup Forge Nano with a view to reinforcing its specialist knowledge in the field of battery research.

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£122m worth of vehicles saved

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

£122m worth of vehicles saved

Nearly £122m of uninsured vehicles were saved from potentially being crushed in 2018, the highest it’s been for 10 years, including supercars such as Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Bentleys and Aston Martins.

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Car insurance prices rise 2%

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Car insurance prices rise 2%

The cost of car insurance rose two per cent over the past three months.

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EV pledge from ChipsAway

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

EV pledge from ChipsAway

With the substantial rise in new electric vehicle (EV) sales, which only looks set to continue and increase further in coming years, ChipsAway, a leading minor automotive repair specialist, has declared that only specialists who are fully trained, will be able to carry out work on these types of vehicles.

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Jimmy Budd Award 2019

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Jimmy Budd Award 2019

Are you or do you know someone who is committed to personal development and considering taking the next step in their IAEA studies? You could be the next recipient of the 2019 Jimmy Budd Award.

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AQP Training & Exam 12 April

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

AQP Training & Exam 12 April

Do you need to take the AQP competency assessment ahead of the 1st October deadline?

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Green merger on the horizon

Monday, 21 January 2019

Green merger on the horizon

Salvage and dismantling companies Motorhog, Car Transplants, FAB Recycling and DH Systems have confirmed a merger is set to for March 1.

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Ford to use graphene

Monday, 21 January 2019

Ford to use graphene

Ford Motor Company has announced the use of graphene in vehicle parts.

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Ford and VWG announce alliance

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Ford and VWG announce alliance

Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Company have announced the first formal agreements in a broad alliance that positions the companies to boost competitiveness and better serve customers in an era of rapid change in the industry.

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ABI respond to Brexit vote

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

ABI respond to Brexit vote

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has responded to the government’s defeat in Parliament on its proposed Brexit deal.

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SMMT comments on Brexit vote

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

SMMT comments on Brexit vote

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has responded to last night’s historic defeat for the government’s proposed deal on leaving Europe.

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Accident Exchange rebrands as AX

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Accident Exchange rebrands as AX

After recording significant growth and a return to profitability in 2018, Accident Exchange and its subsidiary companies, DCML, In-Car Cleverness and APU have rebranded as AX.

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Top threats to UK business in 2019

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Top threats to UK business in 2019

Cyber threats and changes in legislation and regulation, including concerns around Brexit are considered the top risks by UK risk experts (joint number one with 48% of responses), according to the Allianz Risk Barometer 2019.

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Top 10 repairs revealed

Monday, 14 January 2019

Top 10 repairs revealed

Warrantywise.co.uk has revealed the top 10 largest repair bills from 2018. The list of the top 10 repairs for the year range from £8,928 to £5,009.

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Record sales for VWG

Monday, 14 January 2019

Record sales for VWG

Volkswagen Group set an all-time sales record in 2018. The 10.83 million vehicles it delivered throughout the world was 0.9% more than in 2017.

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Škoda growth continues

Friday, 11 January 2019

Škoda growth continues

Škoda has achieved a record number of deliveries for the fifth consecutive year. The Czech manufacturer’s global deliveries rose by 4.4% to 1,253,700 vehicles in 2018 compared to 1,200,500 in 2017.

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25,000 hours filled

Friday, 11 January 2019

25,000 hours filled

The launch of a temporary vehicle technician recruitment programme, created to help leading UK car manufacturers overcome significant loss of revenue through the skills shortage, has proved successful with almost 25,000 hours filled over the last 12 months.

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Bristol Region November Meeting

Friday, 11 January 2019

Bristol Region November Meeting

Bristol Region held a successful meeting at the Fox Inn, Easter Compton, Bristol on Wednesday 19 November 2018 where Mike Briggs delivered an excellent presentation on vehicle security systems.

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JLR anticipates job cuts

Thursday, 10 January 2019

JLR anticipates job cuts

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is expected to announce it is cutting up to 5,000 jobs from its 40,000 strong UK workforce.

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The Saving of Jaguar - North West Region

Wednesday, 09 January 2019

The Saving of Jaguar - North West Region

On 31 January starting at 7pm prompt, The North-West Region of the IAEA are pleased to present: The Saving of Jaguar - The Egan Years.

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Motor Ombudsman upgrades website

Wednesday, 09 January 2019

Motor Ombudsman upgrades website

The Motor Ombudsman has upgraded its website with the unveiling of its new Knowledge Base.

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Cenex unveils wireless EV charging

Wednesday, 09 January 2019

Cenex unveils wireless EV charging

Cenex has announced WiCET (Wireless Charging for Electric Taxis), a ground-breaking project in the field of wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging funded by Innovate UK.

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Scotland Region President Visit

Tuesday, 08 January 2019

Scotland Region President Visit

The Institute’s President, Chris Jones, has kindly agreed to visit the Scotland Region on Wednesday 20th February 2019 at 7.00pm.

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Fraudsters sentenced

Tuesday, 08 January 2019

Fraudsters sentenced

Sixteen people, including members of an organised criminal group from Luton, who were linked to nearly 80 crash for cash collisions have been sentenced for their crimes, resulting in over 32 years’ in prison as well as a number of suspended sentences.

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Kia and Hyundai unveil AVPS

Tuesday, 08 January 2019

Kia and Hyundai unveil AVPS

Kia Motors Corporation and Hyundai Motor Company have unveiled a video featuring the concept of an electric vehicle wireless charging system, with a new Automated Valet Parking System (AVPS).

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EV drivers staying for good

Monday, 07 January 2019

EV drivers staying for good

About 95% of drivers of electric vehicles would never go back to a combustion engine, according to a new survey.

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Byton announces EV plans

Monday, 07 January 2019

Byton announces EV plans

Byton is planning to introduce two models of electric cars, both of which will be fitted with autonomous driving technology, in the near future.

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EV sales set to rise

Friday, 04 January 2019

EV sales set to rise

Pure electric car sales are set to surge in 2019 as the latest registration figures reveal 69.5% growth in the sector, compared with a three per cent decline for the car market overall in the latest month’s registration figures.

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‘See the invisible’

Friday, 04 January 2019

‘See the invisible’

At the upcoming CES trade show, Nissan will unveil its future vision for a vehicle that helps drivers ‘see the invisible’ by merging both real and virtual worlds.

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VW reveals mobile charging station

Thursday, 03 January 2019

VW reveals mobile charging station

The first mobile charging station concept has been unveiled.

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Rise of data security concerns

Thursday, 03 January 2019

Rise of data security concerns

The recent prosecution of a motor trade employee who stole data from his employer underlines the fact that data security is a growing concern for all businesses.

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Value of vehicle manufacturers plunge

Wednesday, 02 January 2019

Value of vehicle manufacturers plunge

More than £100bn was wiped off the combined value of the world’s largest 15 car manufacturers last year.

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Smart fingerprint technology

Wednesday, 02 January 2019

Smart fingerprint technology

Hyundai has announced the world’s first smart fingerprint technology that allows drivers to not only unlock doors but also start the vehicle.

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Changing the way you park

Friday, 14 December 2018

Changing the way you park

Millions of UK motorists who park on pavements could be forced to change the way they park.

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Most hated aspects of car ownership

Friday, 14 December 2018

Most hated aspects of car ownership

Drivers in the UK get more annoyed about MoTs than any other aspect of owning a vehicle, according to research published.

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A gift for being prepared

Thursday, 13 December 2018

A gift for being prepared

The Motor Ombudsman urges car buyers to do their research during the festive season when buying a new car.

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Vauxhall confirms two more electric vehicles

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Vauxhall confirms two more electric vehicles

Vauxhall will embark on an electric-focused technology drive, which will transform its range over the next two years at a similar rate to its first heady days as a car manufacturer at the start of the last century.

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Teslas get charging competition

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Teslas get charging competition

Legendary acceleration and fast charging have long been two of the proudest boasts of Tesla drivers.

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