VDA of the Year award 2021- time to enter
03 June 2021
VDA of the Year award 2021- time to enter
Registrations and nominations are now open for this year's bodyshop Awards 2021 - VDA of the Year award
Wired up and somewhere to go
13 May 2021
Wired up and somewhere to go
Andrew Marsh CPD session delivered to IAEA regional AGM attendees
BYD and ADL largest UK electric bus order
25 June 2021
BYD and ADL largest UK electric bus order
BYD UK and Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) are set to deliver the UK's largest-ever electric bus order
Hidden drivers in autonomous delivery vans trial
25 June 2021
Hidden drivers in autonomous delivery vans trial
Hermes and Ford are conducting trials with 'hidden' drivers to help understand how people are likely to respond to autonomous delivery vehicles
GKN Automotive innovative two-in-one eDrive system for best-selling electric city car
24 June 2021
GKN Automotive innovative two-in-one eDrive system for best-selling electric city car
GKN Automotive is supplying its integrated two-in-one eDrive system, including a first in-house developed eMotor, to an all-electric city car now on sale
PPG's commercial transport ColorReader
24 June 2021
PPG's commercial transport ColorReader
PPG has introduced ColorReader, its new digital colour identification tool for the commercial transport sector
New hydrogen station for TfL buses
24 June 2021
New hydrogen station for TfL buses
London has 9,000 buses operating with a zero-emission target by 2037
Strong May marketplace sees records tumble at BCA
23 June 2021
Strong May marketplace sees records tumble at BCA
May 2021 saw an exceptionally strong performance at BCA with record numbers of customers buying online
Switch Live 2022 at Silverstone
23 June 2021
Switch Live 2022 at Silverstone
Silverstone will next year play host to an all-new experiential motoring event, Switch Live, which is being created to entertain and inform everyone interested in sustainable mobility
IBISTV Global Summit – back by popular demand
22 June 2021
IBISTV Global Summit – back by popular demand
IBISTV Global Summit, the live three-hour business magazine programme for the leaders and decision makers in the global auto collision repair industry, is back for its second edition on Thursday, 24 June
Councils outside London to have new road enforcement powers
22 June 2021
Councils outside London to have new road enforcement powers
Councils outside London and Cardiff to be given powers to enforce moving traffic offences (such as drivers stopping in yellow box junctions) from this December
Volvo Car Group and Northvolt to join forces in battery development and production
21 June 2021
Volvo Car Group and Northvolt to join forces in battery development and production
Volvo Car Group is to establish a joint venture with leading Swedish battery company Northvolt to develop and produce more sustainable batteries
Volkswagen look at 3D printing in vehicle production
21 June 2021
Volkswagen look at 3D printing in vehicle production
For the first time, the newest process – known as binder jetting – is being used to manufacture components at the company's main plant in Wolfsburg, Germany
Glasgow City Council hydrogen RCV fleet
18 June 2021
Glasgow City Council hydrogen RCV fleet
Glasgow City Council has agreed to purchase 19 hydrogen-fuelled refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) from a partnership between Farid Hillend Engineering and Arcola Energy, creating the largest fleet of its type in the world
Royal Mail electric fleet grows
18 June 2021
Royal Mail electric fleet grows
Around 3,000 additional electric vehicles are set to join Royal Mail's UK fleet
EU semiconductor shortages may be felt well into 2022
17 June 2021
EU semiconductor shortages may be felt well into 2022
The second quarter of 2021 has been very challenging, and we still see disruptions in manufacturing, with production delays and occasional stop-and-go situations
Volvo Cars explores fossil-free steel with SSAB
17 June 2021
Volvo Cars explores fossil-free steel with SSAB
Volvo Cars is teaming up with Swedish steel maker SSAB to jointly explore the development of fossil-free, high-quality steel for use in the automotive industry
BMW i Hydrogen NEXT testing with begins
16 June 2021
BMW i Hydrogen NEXT testing with begins
The BMW Group is beginning to test near-standard vehicles with a hydrogen fuel cell drive train in everyday conditions on European roads
Qashqai production begins
16 June 2021
Qashqai production begins
Nissan has begun production of its new hybrid Qashqai at its Sunderland plant
Scania publishes life cycle assessment of battery electric vehicles
16 June 2021
Scania publishes life cycle assessment of battery electric vehicles
As the first player in the heavy commercial vehicle industry, Scania publishes a life cycle assessment (LCA) of distribution vehicles.
back to live! - 10th Annual MSO Symposium
15 June 2021
back to live! - 10th Annual MSO Symposium
The Automotive Service Association has announced that the 2021 MSO Symposium will be taking place as a live and in-person event on Monday, November 1st at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV
LV= reports 30% increase in car claims as restrictions ease
15 June 2021
LV= reports 30% increase in car claims as restrictions ease
LV= General Insurance has reported a 30% increase in motor claims in the last month, compared to the beginning of 2021
Jaguar Land Rover to develop hydrogen-powered Defender fuel cell prototype
15 June 2021
Jaguar Land Rover to develop hydrogen-powered Defender fuel cell prototype
Jaguar Land Rover is developing a prototype hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) based on the new Land Rover Defender, with testing scheduled to begin this year
Polestar UK now offers customers access to 100 service points
15 June 2021
Polestar UK now offers customers access to 100 service points
As Polestar continues to grow its operations in the UK market, the brand is reinforcing its commitment to easily accessible after sales care with the appointment of 100 authorised service points across the British Isles
Daimler Trucks begins rigorous testing of its fuel−cell truck
15 June 2021
Daimler Trucks begins rigorous testing of its fuel−cell truck
Daimler Trucks is focusing on hydrogen-powered fuel-cells for the electrification of its vehicles for flexible and demanding long-haul transport
Simply Ford returns to Beaulieu
15 June 2021
Simply Ford returns to Beaulieu
One of Beaulieu's biggest and best-loved rallies, Simply Ford, will be returning to the Beaulieu parkland on Sunday 18th
Aviva and Darwin announce five-year strategic partnership
14 June 2021
Aviva and Darwin announce five-year strategic partnership
Aviva plc and Darwin Innovation Group are pleased to announce that they are entering into a five-year strategic partnership, beginning with collaboration on an exciting autonomous vehicle trial
Battery recycling made easy
14 June 2021
Battery recycling made easy
Engineeers at IAV have developed a battery concept that is much easier to recycle than existing battery systems and, on top of that, has a much better CO2 balance
Vehicle supply issues risk recovery, says fleet industry
14 June 2021
Vehicle supply issues risk recovery, says fleet industry
Findings from the BVRLA's latest Business Impact Survey show that, although the vehicle rental and leasing industry is optimistic about economic recovery, there is widespread concern about vehicle supply, for vans in particular
SORN figures soar during covid
11 June 2021
SORN figures soar during covid
Kwik Fit has found that the pandemic resulted in an additional quarter of a million cars taken off the road
Wireless charging project for long haul electric trucks
11 June 2021
Wireless charging project for long haul electric trucks
A project led by Coventry City Council and supported by Ricardo and Western Power Distribution (WPD) has launched a new study into dynamic wireless charging technology for CV operators
Unipart secures JLR logistics contract
10 June 2021
Unipart secures JLR logistics contract
Unipart has been selected by Jaguar Land Rover to provide aftermarket parts logistics for both the Jaguar and Land Rover brands
Fleet industry calls for review of the Advisory Electricity Rate for EVs
10 June 2021
Fleet industry calls for review of the Advisory Electricity Rate for EVs
The Association of Fleet Professionals and the BVRLA have joined forces to call upon Government to take steps to ensure that the Advisory Electricity Rate (AER) for electric vehicles is fit-for-purpose
Microvast join forces with Gaussin to develop zero-emission next-gen skateboard truck platform
10 June 2021
Microvast join forces with Gaussin to develop zero-emission next-gen skateboard truck platform
Both companies have announced the partnership to integrate Microvast's new generation of batteries for electric and hydrogen skateboard applications of Gaussin
Solera acquisition trail continues
09 June 2021
Solera acquisition trail continues
Solera has announced three new acquisitions intended to further streamline its end-to-end vehicle lifecycle solutions
Celebrating E-type's 60th anniversary
09 June 2021
Celebrating E-type's 60th anniversary
Over the weekend of 12 and 13 June at the historic Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb course, E-types of every description will gather to celebrate the E-type's 60th anniversary
Car clubs reducing cars on road
08 June 2021
Car clubs reducing cars on road
Nearly 100,000 private vehicles have been taken off the road as rising number of people sign up to car clubs
All-New Astra – first glimpse
08 June 2021
All-New Astra – first glimpse
The All-New Astra is the first generation of the British brand's compact car to be electrified
MG motor achieves 30% EV sales
07 June 2021
MG motor achieves 30% EV sales
Electric models accounted for more than three in 10 sales for MG Motor, as it took a market share of over 1.5% for the fourth month this year
Whiplash reforms - over £1 billion savings
07 June 2021
Whiplash reforms - over £1 billion savings
Motorists across England and Wales will save up to £35 a year on their insurance as new rules on whiplash claims came into force 31 May
Demand for used cars up
04 June 2021
Demand for used cars up
According to the Auto Trader Retail Price Index, used car prices were up more than eight per cent on a like-for-like basis in May, compared to the same month last year
Car Charging Shop partners with IDES
04 June 2021
Car Charging Shop partners with IDES
Car Charging Shop has partnered with IDES for its car charging installations nationwide
Synetiq joins SMMT
04 June 2021
Synetiq joins SMMT
Synetiq, has joined the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders
If I were a claims director now…
03 June 2021
If I were a claims director now…
Rob Smale, NED – e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management blog
Apprenticeships - £3,000 incentive
03 June 2021
Apprenticeships - £3,000 incentive
Businesses of all sizes in England can now claim £3,000 for each new apprentice
Britishvolt northeast universities tie up
02 June 2021
Britishvolt northeast universities tie up
Britishvolt has formed a working alliance with three universities in the northeast to collaborate on the development of lithium-ion battery cell technologies
Showstoppers to grace lawns at Waddesdon
02 June 2021
Showstoppers to grace lawns at Waddesdon
Auto Royale has announced the full list of entrants in its British International Concours d'Elegance set to take place at Waddesdon Manor from 16 – 18 July
Allianz Partners enhances its ev assistance offer with BeNomad's ev-Move
01 June 2021
Allianz Partners enhances its ev assistance offer with BeNomad's ev-Move
Allianz Partners, has teamed up with software company BeNomad to integrate a new electric mobility solution into its roadside assistance operations
Clean air schemes are go
01 June 2021
Clean air schemes are go
There are now a number of confirmed and proposed clean air schemes in UK towns and cities aimed at reducing harmful emissions from road transport which contribute to poor air quality
Exceptional rise for April UK engine production
28 May 2021
Exceptional rise for April UK engine production
UK factories made 129,691 engines in April, up on last year when just 1,147 were produced
Vehicle subscription - a car ownership option
28 May 2021
Vehicle subscription - a car ownership option
The days of the dreaded balloon payment and other hidden financial pitfalls associated with traditional car ownership could soon end as car subscription emerges
Mercedes green steel car construction by 2025
27 May 2021
Mercedes green steel car construction by 2025
Mercedes-Benz AG will use carbon-free steel in the production of its cars from 2025 onwards
Fully electric BMW iX and BMW i4 e-drive train production begins
26 May 2021
Fully electric BMW iX and BMW i4 e-drive train production begins
Production of fifth-generation high-voltage batteries and battery modules for use in the BMW iX and BMW i4 is now underway at the Competence Centre for E-Drive Production in Dingolfing
A million parts available for next-day delivery
26 May 2021
A million parts available for next-day delivery
Hills Group has announced a £10m investment that will make its green parts warehouse and distribution centre the largest in the UK
The Historic and Classic Vehicles Alliance
26 May 2021
The Historic and Classic Vehicles Alliance
More than 100,000 jobs are in peril as a combination of bureaucracy and poorly focused environmental legislation threatens Britain's classic vehicle industry
One in five car owners never check their oil
26 May 2021
One in five car owners never check their oil
Research reveals that one in five (19%) UK car owners never check the oil in their vehicle
Vauxhall's van line-up going fully electric
26 May 2021
Vauxhall's van line-up going fully electric
Vauxhall has released the first details and images of the all new Movano and Movano-e, the first large LCV from the brand to be available as a fully-electric variant
Virtual Crash Day
25 May 2021
Virtual Crash Day
The Institute of Traffic Accident Investigators (ITAI) confirms its "Virtual Crash Day" on 10th June 2021
Synetiq's integrated vehicle recycling project
25 May 2021
Synetiq's integrated vehicle recycling project
With growing green parts usage, and an increased focus on corporate and social responsibility, Synetiq is aims to create a sustainable future for motoring, a journey that Synetiq has termed 'The Road to Tomorrow.
Ofgem turbo charges ev infrastructure
25 May 2021
Ofgem turbo charges ev infrastructure
Ofgem has approved £300m funding to upgrade electricity grids so they can support more EV chargers, including up to 1,800 ultra-rapid chargers than can replenish a battery in under 40 minutes
JustGoEV – EV-only new and used car marketplace
25 May 2021
JustGoEV – EV-only new and used car marketplace
Car buyers looking for an electric, plug-in or hybrid car can now do so without having to filter through thousands of internal combustion vehicles thanks to the launch of the UK's first all-EV new and used car marketplace
Huw Evans to stand down from ABI in December 2021
24 May 2021
Huw Evans to stand down from ABI in December 2021
Huw Evans will move on from his role as Director General of the Association of British Insurers (ABI) at the end of the year
Britain's cars getting older, but van ownership reaches historic highs
24 May 2021
Britain's cars getting older, but van ownership reaches historic highs
Vehicle numbers on UK roads fell to 40,350,714 in 2020, according to Motorparc data released today by the SMMT, the first time the total number has fallen since the global financial crisis of 2009
Mazda Motor Europe announces Martijn ten Brink as its new president & ceo
14 May 2021
Mazda Motor Europe announces Martijn ten Brink as its new president & ceo
Mazda Motor Europe (MME) has announced that effective 24th June 2021, Martijn ten Brink, will become President & CEO of MME succeeding Yasuhiro Aoyama who has led the European business since 2019
London's classic car owners to face ULEZ charges
14 May 2021
London's classic car owners to face ULEZ charges
Historic vehicles aged 40 years or older on the 25th of October won't have to pay the new charges, but anything younger will be liable
More gigafactories crucial for UK Car production
13 May 2021
More gigafactories crucial for UK Car production
Current plans for UK Gigafactories points to shortfall of more than 95 GWh in battery production by 2040
The Mini Convertible: the future is ready for it
13 May 2021
The Mini Convertible: the future is ready for it
Mini continues the realignment of its model range and announces the development of a successor to the open-top four-seater
Electric dream car Award for Battista hyper GT
13 May 2021
Electric dream car Award for Battista hyper GT
The pure-electric Battista took home the prize judged by an experienced panel including Founder Ginny Buckley and fellow TV presenters and journalists Nicki Shields and Tom Ford
Neale Laker joins Synetiq as green parts director
12 May 2021
Neale Laker joins Synetiq as green parts director
As green parts director, Neale is responsible for all parts sales and each of Synetiq's parts retail
Vauxhall Zafira at top of accident list
12 May 2021
Vauxhall Zafira at top of accident list
The Vauxhall Zafira topped the list of car models involved in an accident between 2015 and 2019
Volvo Cars appoints T Jon Mayer as head of exterior design
12 May 2021
Volvo Cars appoints T Jon Mayer as head of exterior design
Mayer succeeds Maximilian Missoni, who is now head of design at Polestar, a strategic affiliate of Volvo Cars.
Polestar/Ciculor strategic partnership for supply chain traceability
11 May 2021
Polestar/Ciculor strategic partnership for supply chain traceability
Polestar, the electric performance car brand, is spearheading a movement for transparency throughout the automotive industry, to accelerate the shift to a climate-neutral future
Pony.ai launches autonomous driving platform with Luminar
11 May 2021
Pony.ai launches autonomous driving platform with Luminar
Autonomous driving company is set to introduce its next-generation platform with Luminar, starting in five global cities
Iconic British classics under the hammer at Synetiq
10 May 2021
Iconic British classics under the hammer at Synetiq
A total of 25 iconic cars of all eras are up for sale in the Synetiq
Easee targets 2m charger sales by 2022
07 May 2021
Easee targets 2m charger sales by 2022
Norwegian company Easee, the country's market leader, is now gaining new market shares in Europe
CAPS reports another week of claims growth
06 May 2021
CAPS reports another week of claims growth
CAPS has reported that both unique claims and supply chain transmissions are now higher than they were across the CAPS platform in the first week of November 2020
Range boost for electric cars
06 May 2021
Range boost for electric cars
A Fraunhofer team is developing electronic control units, so-called power inverters, which convert the energy between battery and motor much more efficiently than is the case today
GEM to reduce vehicle speeds and make roads safer
05 May 2021
GEM to reduce vehicle speeds and make roads safer
GEM Motoring Assist is using the UN Global Road Safety Week as an opportunity to call for smart new policies and initiatives to reduce vehicle speeds
Ford trials new all-electric E-Transit Van
05 May 2021
Ford trials new all-electric E-Transit Van
The first European customer trials of the new E-Transit – the all-electric version of the world's best-selling cargo van – will soon be underway
UK car production on the rise
05 May 2021
UK car production on the rise
UK car production rose 46.6% in March, the first increase after 18 months of decline, with 115,498 cars manufactured, according to the SMMT
Insurance Fraud Bureau partners with Shift Technology
05 May 2021
Insurance Fraud Bureau partners with Shift Technology
Currently one insurance scam takes place each minute in the UK, devastating countless victims and costing the economy over £3 billion a year
Allianz and LV= GI appoint claims panels following joint review
04 May 2021
Allianz and LV= GI appoint claims panels following joint review
Allianz Insurance and LV= General Insurance (LV= GI) have appointed Keoghs, DWF and BLM to their legal panels for claims, following a joint review
DVLA members set to walk out over Covid safety fears
04 May 2021
DVLA members set to walk out over Covid safety fears
PCS members in DVLA are taking further strike action over Covid safety from 4-7 May, as management refuses to meet demands for reduced numbers on site
UK Europe's second largest EV market
04 May 2021
UK Europe's second largest EV market
The UK has replaced France to become the second largest electric car market in Europe due to a rise in demand for vehicles with zero exhaust emissions
Polestar 2 digital key
04 May 2021
Polestar 2 digital key
Polestar 2 now comes with digital key technology (beta), allowing owners to use their smartphone as a supplement to the traditional key fob
New labelling for tyres
30 April 2021
New labelling for tyres
On 1 May 2021, motorists will benefit from the introduction of a new label and innovative system to help them understand how well tyres perform, especially for fuel efficiency and grip in the wet
Bodyshop Awards 2020 winners
30 April 2021
Bodyshop Awards 2020 winners
The bodyshop Awards 2020 was an impressive affair - slightly different to previous years in that it was hosted virtually, but a huge success all the same
The bodyshop Awards 2020 - prepare to be blown away
29 April 2021
The bodyshop Awards 2020 - prepare to be blown away
The bodyshop Awards 2020 and 30 under 30 will take place today between 15:30 and 17:00
Government urged to take caution in paving the way for Automated Driving
29 April 2021
Government urged to take caution in paving the way for Automated Driving
Responding to the UK Government's announcement around paving the way for Automated Driving, Thatcham Research and the Association of British Insurers (ABI) are urging caution
Tesco hopes to slash vehicle emissions
29 April 2021
Tesco hopes to slash vehicle emissions
Tesco Grocery Home Shopping, will cut its CO2 emissions by more than 7,000 metric tonnes in just one year thanks to the introduction of Lightfoot
Ford accelerates battery research & development
28 April 2021
Ford accelerates battery research & development
Ford new global battery centre of excellence
UK Police extends relationship with Tracker
28 April 2021
UK Police extends relationship with Tracker
Capitalising on 27 years of fighting crime together, the UK Police Service has extended its relationship with stolen vehicle recovery (SVR) expert, Tracker, for a further five years
Drivetrain components top cause disputes in Q1
28 April 2021
Drivetrain components top cause disputes in Q1
The Motor Ombudsman reports drivetrain component faults and failures were the cause of the majority of service and repair disputes to its Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) service during the first quarter of 2021
Synetiq and Covéa renew partnership
28 April 2021
Synetiq and Covéa renew partnership
Synetiq is delighted to announce it has renewed its multi-year agreement with Covéa Insurance, to continue providing salvage management and green parts supply across the UK
Volvo Cars entire line-up achieve IIHS top safety benchmark
27 April 2021
Volvo Cars entire line-up achieve IIHS top safety benchmark
The fully electric Volvo XC40 Recharge has earned a Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+) from the American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
CAPS reports significant volume increases
27 April 2021
CAPS reports significant volume increases
CAPS has reported a sharp rise in both unique claims and supply chain transmissions in the week ending 24 April
20 years of thoroughly modern Mini
27 April 2021
20 years of thoroughly modern Mini
The Mini brand and BMW Group's UK manufacturing plants in Oxford and Swindon are celebrating twenty successful years of Mini production
VW builds industry-wide data exchange
27 April 2021
VW builds industry-wide data exchange
The Volkswagen Group will be a founding member of the Catena-X Automotive Network
Supply issues stall JLR production
26 April 2021
Supply issues stall JLR production
Jaguar Land Rover is suspending production at two UK factories from next week due to a shortage of parts

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