IAEA 90th Anniversary Event
02 February 2023
IAEA 90th Anniversary Event
IAEA 90th Anniversary Event and AGM are confirmed at The Stratford Manor Hotel on 20th May 2023
Latest clean air zones - Newcastle and Gateshead
03 February 2023
Latest clean air zones - Newcastle and Gateshead
The Clean Air Zone (CAZ) in Newcastle and Gateshead has launched, with charges for non-compliant taxis, buses, coaches and HGVs driving into the zone from 30 January
Steer Automotive expansion continues in north east
02 February 2023
Steer Automotive expansion continues in north east
Steer Automotive has welcomed North East Accident Repair Centres (NEARC) into the Steer Group
Apprenticeship numbers and levy funding take-up too low
01 February 2023
Apprenticeship numbers and levy funding take-up too low
Automotive businesses are missing out on valuable apprenticeships that could help fill the skills gap, says the IMI ahead of National Apprenticeship Week
Synetiq CEO Tom Rumboll joins the British Vehicle Salvage Federation management committee
01 February 2023
Synetiq CEO Tom Rumboll joins the British Vehicle Salvage Federation management committee
Tom Rumboll, UK managing director for IAA and chief executive officer of Synetiq, will be joining the BVSF management committee to provide continued support for the trade association
HVS awarded share of £6.6m government funding
01 February 2023
HVS awarded share of £6.6m government funding
Hydrogen Vehicle Systems (HVS), a UK-based hydrogen-powered CV innovator, and its Hub2Hub consortium have been awarded £6.6 million to develop and deliver a revolutionary, world-first, autonomous zero-emission HGV for the UK market
Car insurance premiums saw the biggest annual rise in six years in 2022
31 January 2023
Car insurance premiums saw the biggest annual rise in six years in 2022
According to the Confused.com Car Insurance Price Index in association with WTW, average comprehensive premiums rose by 19% last year to an average price of £629
NFU Mutual tops car insurance index
30 January 2023
NFU Mutual tops car insurance index
NFU Mutual has been named as the best car insurance provider for the fifth consecutive year in the 2022 Honest John Satisfaction Index
Hydrogen: will it transform the heavy transport sector?
27 January 2023
Hydrogen: will it transform the heavy transport sector?
The SMMT reports that hydrogen is starting to play a key role in the decarbonisation of a range of industries, including road transport
Car production sinks to 60-year low
26 January 2023
Car production sinks to 60-year low
UK car production fell 9.8% in 2022 to 775,014 units, according to the latest figures issued by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)
Petition to stop 4-year MOT
26 January 2023
Petition to stop 4-year MOT
Automotive trade bodies petition to stop the Government's plans to extend the period before a vehicle has its first MOT, to reduce preventable casualties and deaths caused by vehicle defects
Motor Ombudsman receives record views
26 January 2023
Motor Ombudsman receives record views
The Motor Ombudsman has reported that its Knowledge Base received over 640,000 article views in 2022, setting a new annual record for the resource
China and electric vehicles predominate Euro NCAP 2022 results
25 January 2023
China and electric vehicles predominate Euro NCAP 2022 results
Euro NCAP has released its annual Year in Numbers where they consider the highs and lows as well some of the emerging trends of the year that have appeared throughout one year of results
RAC reacts to MOT proposals
24 January 2023
RAC reacts to MOT proposals
The Government's new plans for the future of MOTs, including extending the length of when to take a new car for its first MOT, new measures to monitor pollutants and testing EV batteries
IMI response to new MOT Public Consultation
23 January 2023
IMI response to new MOT Public Consultation
Hayley Pells, policy manager at the Institute of the Motor Industry, the automotive sector's professional body, responds to the Government's Public Consultation opened today (18th January 2023) on the future of MOTs in Great Britain
Qashqai is the UK's most reliable car, says Which?
23 January 2023
Qashqai is the UK's most reliable car, says Which?
New Nissan Qashqai has been declared the UK's most reliable car after a survey of 50,000 UK consumers
ZeroAvia makes aviation history
20 January 2023
ZeroAvia makes aviation history
Zero-emission flight took a giant step forward today with ZeroAvia flying the largest aircraft in the world to be powered by a hydrogen-electric engine.
Volkswagen ID. Buzz 'Car of the Year'
20 January 2023
Volkswagen ID. Buzz 'Car of the Year'
Volkswagen's all-electric ID. Buzz starts the year with success, after being crowned the overall winner, 'Car of the Year', and category winner for 'Large Electric Car of the Year' at the annual What Car? Awards
Aston Martin increasing employment at Gaydon headquarters
20 January 2023
Aston Martin increasing employment at Gaydon headquarters
Aston Martin is increasing employment at its Gaydon headquarters with the creation of more than 100 jobs in its manufacturing facility as it prepares to unleash its next generation of sportscars
2023 Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Apprenticeship Programme
20 January 2023
2023 Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Apprenticeship Programme
Rolls-Royce has announces that applications for its 2023 Apprenticeship Programme are now open
Britishvolt goes into administration
19 January 2023
Britishvolt goes into administration
UK electric vehicle battery manufacturer Britishvolt has gone into administration
Axalta announces 2023 Colour of the Year
18 January 2023
Axalta announces 2023 Colour of the Year
Axalta Coating Systems has announced that its 2023 Global Automotive Colour of the Year is Techno Blue
JCB launch new machine that can fix a pothole in minutes for just £30
18 January 2023
JCB launch new machine that can fix a pothole in minutes for just £30
British construction firm JCB have launched their latest machine, which aims to tackle the nation's potholes
Pothole-related breakdowns leap during last three months of 2022
17 January 2023
Pothole-related breakdowns leap during last three months of 2022
RAC patrols attended nearly a quarter (23%) more breakdowns where potholes were likely to blame in the last three months of 2022 compared to the previous three months
Gemini ARC and JDK Technology partnership
17 January 2023
Gemini ARC and JDK Technology partnership
Gemini Accident Repair Centres has partnered with JDK Technology for all its imaging needs throughout the lifetime of a customer claim
Nearly half a million EVs to join UK roads
16 January 2023
Nearly half a million EVs to join UK roads
An estimated 448,000 new battery electric vehicles (BEVs) will be registered in the UK in 2023, according to DriveElectric
Fix Auto UK announces appointments and promotions
13 January 2023
Fix Auto UK announces appointments and promotions
Fix Auto UK's post-Covid continual growth and development within its head office team continues at a pace with several key appointments and notable promotions announced
Are apprentices being treated less favourably than university students?
13 January 2023
Are apprentices being treated less favourably than university students?
Hayley Pells, policy manager at the Institute of the Motor Industry, the automotive sector's professional body, questions the logic behind the government's latest announcement on cost of living support for students
Rapid charge prices on increase
12 January 2023
Rapid charge prices on increase
Rising energy costs means it now costs 50% more for drivers to charge their vehicles at public rapid and ultra-rapid charge points than it did last May
Tevva set receives whole vehicle type approval
12 January 2023
Tevva set receives whole vehicle type approval
British electric vehicle manufacturer Tevva has hit amajor milestone after securing European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA) for its 7.5 tonne battery-electric truck
TMO survey shows rising costs set to be biggest operational challenge for vehicle repairers in 2023
10 January 2023
TMO survey shows rising costs set to be biggest operational challenge for vehicle repairers in 2023
A Motor Ombudsman poll of independent garages and franchise dealer workshops has revealed that rising operational costs, taxes and energy bills are set to be the biggest operational challenge for 90% of businesses in 2023
Catalytic converter thefts crime - detection rates low
09 January 2023
Catalytic converter thefts crime - detection rates low
Freedom of information (FOI) requests to the police have revealed that 100,000 catalytic converters were stolen in the last 3 years, and only 1% of all cases get resolved
Chip crisis subdues new car market
05 January 2023
Chip crisis subdues new car market
The UK new car market recorded its fifth consecutive month of growth in December, with an 18.3% increase to reach 128,462 new registrations, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)
Ombudsman service and motor claims - London meeting
03 January 2023
Ombudsman service and motor claims - London meeting
IAEA London Region first meeting for 2023 - the first physical meeting in two-and-a-half years!
Rule changes for private hire vehicles licensed in London
31 December 2022
Rule changes for private hire vehicles licensed in London
From 1 January, TfL requires all private hire vehicles licensed for the first time will be required to be zero emission capable
Fix Auto top ratings
22 December 2022
Fix Auto top ratings
Fix Auto UK has set an industry first by becoming the only vehicle body repair network to record 10,000 customer reviews on Trustpilot
Aviva launches young driver car insurance
21 December 2022
Aviva launches young driver car insurance
Young drivers can earn e-vouchers and discounts on their premiums with the launch of Quotemehappy Connect, a new app-based car insurance proposition which rewards safe driving
Save the date: Bodyshop Magazine Summer Launch Party
21 December 2022
Save the date: Bodyshop Magazine Summer Launch Party
The 2023 edition of the Bodyshop Magazine Summer Launch Party will take place on Monday, 5 June 2023 at Delta Hotels by Marriott Forest of Arden Country Club near Birmingham
Lotus 75th anniversary - a special year
20 December 2022
Lotus 75th anniversary - a special year
In 1948 a passionate young British designer and engineer called Colin Chapman built his first car, a modified Austin 7
Bicester Heritage and Collecting Cars 2023 partnership plans
19 December 2022
Bicester Heritage and Collecting Cars 2023 partnership plans
Bicester Heritage has partnered with global online marketplace Collecting Cars for its 2023 events calendar, including Scramblers assemblies and the quarterly site-wide Scramble events, attracting up to 7,000 attendees each time
LKQ Euro Car Parts delivers Christmas aid
19 December 2022
LKQ Euro Car Parts delivers Christmas aid
LKQ Euro Car Parts has sent a lorry load of Christmas presents to Ukraine following an outpouring of support for its Christmas present appeal
Grove Group broadens its offering with ev charging system service
16 December 2022
Grove Group broadens its offering with ev charging system service
Grove Group has extended its portfolio of services and products to encompass a range of electric vehicle ((EV) charging systems
MG Cannon and BSG part company
16 December 2022
MG Cannon and BSG part company
The directors of MG Cannon and Business Success Global (BSG) have reached agreement to separate the two businesses, with Robert Snook resigning as a director of MG Cannon and Vince Scudder resigning as a director of BSG
Record £17.2bn tax contribution by insurance and long-term savings industry
15 December 2022
Record £17.2bn tax contribution by insurance and long-term savings industry
The insurance and long-term savings industry has contributed a record £17.2bn to the UK economy in tax in 2021-22, according to the Association of British Insurers' (ABI) latest Total Tax Contribution Survey
Post-Whiplash Reforms claims: The current state of play for UK motor insurers
15 December 2022
Post-Whiplash Reforms claims: The current state of play for UK motor insurers
Since the Whiplash Reforms first came into force in May 2021, there has been much debate from both legal and insurance professionals on the effectiveness of the new Official Injury Claim (OIC) portal and lessons learned from early usage patterns
Electric car drivers fear running out of charge – but help is at hand from Aviva
15 December 2022
Electric car drivers fear running out of charge – but help is at hand from Aviva
Running out of charge and being left stranded at the roadside is the main concern of drivers of electric vehicles (EVs) and those thinking of buying or leasing one, new research from Aviva shows
IFB unveils brand new strategy
15 December 2022
IFB unveils brand new strategy
Ursula Jallow, Director at IFB, has today unveiled the Insurance Fraud Bureau's new counter-fraud strategy called Forward Together, for 2023 to 2025
Thatcham Research secures funding to identify EV repair and insurance pain points
14 December 2022
Thatcham Research secures funding to identify EV repair and insurance pain points
Thatcham Research has announced that it will lead a funded project focused on Electric Vehicle (EV) collision repair and salvage processes and their impact on insurance claims and their associated costs
Andreas Bareis appointed regional president of Aston Martin Europe
14 December 2022
Andreas Bareis appointed regional president of Aston Martin Europe
Aston Martin Lagonda has announced the appointment of luxury automotive leader and high-performance product expert Andreas Bareis as the company's regional president for continental Europe
BMH adds to its ever-growing list of replacement parts for the MGB
14 December 2022
BMH adds to its ever-growing list of replacement parts for the MGB
British Motor Heritage (BMH) reports that replacement thermostat housings for models of the MGB roadster and GT from 1976 onwards (ie those equipped with factory-fitted electric fans) are now back in stock
New Stellantis maritime logistics service for EVs at Ellesmere Port
13 December 2022
New Stellantis maritime logistics service for EVs at Ellesmere Port
The Ellesmere Port plant is currently undergoing a major transformation to manufacture a compact electric van (Vauxhall/Opel Combo Electric, Peugeot e-Partner and Citroën e-Berlingo) from Spring 2023
Soaring costs of electronic handbrake repairs
13 December 2022
Soaring costs of electronic handbrake repairs
Intelligent Motoring has revealed that repairing an electronic handbrake can be as much as three times the cost of a manual handbrake
Britain to run out of electric vehicle mechanics by 2030
12 December 2022
Britain to run out of electric vehicle mechanics by 2030
Britain will run out of mechanics to service the growing number of electric vehicles on its roads by the end of the decade, SMF warns
AA reports on its first Hydrogen refill job
12 December 2022
AA reports on its first Hydrogen refill job
The AA were asked by Toyota GB to attend a Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) at Green Tomato Cars in Isleworth, which had run low of fuel
Luca de Meo, CEO of Renault Group, to serve as ACEA President
09 December 2022
Luca de Meo, CEO of Renault Group, to serve as ACEA President
The Board of Directors of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) has elected Luca de Meo, CEO of Renault Group as its President for 2023
CMA emerging analysis from Road Fuel Market Study
09 December 2022
CMA emerging analysis from Road Fuel Market Study
Emerging analysis of the scale of rising fuel prices and the underlying causes has been published by the CMA
Euro NCAP final 14 car release
08 December 2022
Euro NCAP final 14 car release
Euro NCAP has released results for its final group of cars for 2022. Only three of the 14 cars tested did not achieve the consumer safety organisation's maximum five-star safety rating
Audatex new and updated model sheets
08 December 2022
Audatex new and updated model sheets
13 new and 61 updated model sheets added in the latest UK AudaEnterpriseGold data release
Motor competitive despite sustained cost pressures
08 December 2022
Motor competitive despite sustained cost pressures
Average motor insurance premium paid up slightly, as insurers doing all they can to help customers during the cost-of-living squeeze
Synetiq gains Carbon Literacy Project Award
07 December 2022
Synetiq gains Carbon Literacy Project Award
Synetiq, an IAA company has been awarded the CLAD Catalyst Award from the Carbon Literacy Project for their participation in Carbon Literacy Action Day
GT Motive expands UK team
07 December 2022
GT Motive expands UK team
GT Motive continues to expand its UK team with the appointment of Andy Douglas as senior solutions consultant
Mazda completes 1000-mile UK drive using sustainable 100 per cent fossil-free fuel
06 December 2022
Mazda completes 1000-mile UK drive using sustainable 100 per cent fossil-free fuel
A production standard 184ps 2.0-litre Mazda MX-5 Roadster has established a benchmark lap time for a zero fossil fuel sustainable fuelled car at a racetrack in each of the UK home nations
SID - Lotus structure, isolation and dynamics research
06 December 2022
SID - Lotus structure, isolation and dynamics research
After 30 years of Lotus SID research department is still at the top
BGL Insurance and Covéa form exclusive partnership
05 December 2022
BGL Insurance and Covéa form exclusive partnership
Industry first 'joint venture' will see the two players combine to deliver motor proposition to rival other direct brands
Lightyear to start series production of a solar electric vehicle
02 December 2022
Lightyear to start series production of a solar electric vehicle
The company matures from development to production as its first vehicles roll off Valmet Automotive's Finland facility this year
Ecobat partners with CarTakeBack
02 December 2022
Ecobat partners with CarTakeBack
CarTakeBack, the UK scrap car recycling network, and Ecobat Solutions, EV battery recyclers, have announced a partnership to collaborate in serving the ever-growing need for sustainable recycling of electric vehicles
SMMT signs up to first Diversity Charter
01 December 2022
SMMT signs up to first Diversity Charter
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders is one of 16 leading automotive brands to come together to launch the sector's first Automotive Diversity & Inclusion Charter
Ford to increase investment at Halewood to scale up electric vehicle portfolio
01 December 2022
Ford to increase investment at Halewood to scale up electric vehicle portfolio
Building on its commitment to grow an all-electric vehicle range, Ford has invested a further £125 million in its Halewood Plant, on Merseyside
A gulf between UK and US driver attitudes
30 November 2022
A gulf between UK and US driver attitudes
Thatcham Research has revealed further insights from its Trust in Automation study,
90TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT - revised date and venue
30 November 2022
90TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT - revised date and venue
Revised date and venue: Saturday 20 May 2023 - Stratford Manor, Stratford-upon Avon
IMI Skills Competition winners announced
30 November 2022
IMI Skills Competition winners announced
The winners of the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) 2022 Skills Competition have been announced
Kumho scores highly in Auto Bild all-season and winter tyre tests
28 November 2022
Kumho scores highly in Auto Bild all-season and winter tyre tests
Kumho outstripped 30 rival manufacturers to take fifth place overall in Auto Bild's latest all-season tyre test with its Solus 4S HA32 pattern
Hyperion Motors launches mobile fuel stations in USA
28 November 2022
Hyperion Motors launches mobile fuel stations in USA
Hyperion Motors has launched its Hyper:Fuel Mobile Stations™, capable of refuelling both hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and battery electric vehicles (BEVs).
Older vehicles to drive beyond 2030 ban
25 November 2022
Older vehicles to drive beyond 2030 ban
ClickMechanic has revealed that there are a staggering number of vehicles on UK roads with nearly a million miles on the clock
SalvageMarket subscriber numbers surge
24 November 2022
SalvageMarket subscriber numbers surge
e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management has reported a 25% increase in SalvageMarket's subscriber base since it was relaunched with improved technology
Mercedes-Benz - no traffic accidents by 2050
24 November 2022
Mercedes-Benz - no traffic accidents by 2050
Mercedes-Benz is making the topic of vehicle safety the focus of its social media activities for one week starting on November 24
UK motor crime hotspots
23 November 2022
UK motor crime hotspots
New research has revealed the areas in the UK where car crime is at its highest and lowest
Euro NCAP welcomes Norwegian Member
23 November 2022
Euro NCAP welcomes Norwegian Member
Euro NCAP has announced the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA) as a new member
ABI to transform sector with DEI Blueprint
23 November 2022
ABI to transform sector with DEI Blueprint
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has published an ambitious new Blueprint, setting out a multi-year strategy and work plan to improve Diversity, Equity and Inclusion across the insurance industry
Drako Dragon
22 November 2022
Drako Dragon
The most powerful, quickest, and fastest production hyper-luxury SUV in history
EV Ready line-up for Brighton event
18 November 2022
EV Ready line-up for Brighton event
EV Ready has unveiled its line-up of electric vehicle industry experts taking part in its trade show evening on 25 January at Brighton Racecourse
Solar roof adds over 700 miles range a year to Electrified Genesis G80
17 November 2022
Solar roof adds over 700 miles range a year to Electrified Genesis G80
Research from Genesis has shown that by harnessing the power of the sun, the Electrified G80's solar roof can add 1,150 km/715 miles of range a year
Euro NCAP's Vision 2030 in sight - fifteen cars score the maximum star rating
17 November 2022
Euro NCAP's Vision 2030 in sight - fifteen cars score the maximum star rating
Euro NCAP has released results for its largest group of cars this year and all, but one of the sixteen cars tested achieved Euro NCAP's maximum five-star rating
Stolen vehicles being sold on at cut prices
16 November 2022
Stolen vehicles being sold on at cut prices
Latest research commissioned by Direct Line Motor Insurance has revealed that car thieves sell vehicles on for about just five per cent of their value
A third of all local roads across England in need of repair
15 November 2022
A third of all local roads across England in need of repair
Data released by the DfT shows that a third of all local B and C roads in England are in desperate need of maintenance and repair, analysis by the AA shows
How rising energy prices affect electric cars
14 November 2022
How rising energy prices affect electric cars
While the electric car vs petrol car debate has raged on for some time now, one area of the argument that has never been in doubt is the matter of running costs
Synthetic fuel development crucial for classic and collector car industry
11 November 2022
Synthetic fuel development crucial for classic and collector car industry
Synthetic fuels are the favoured zero-emission alternative for over three quarters of classic and collector car owners, Footman James has found
HVS' zero-emission Hydrogen-Electric CV in lead up to production of hydrogen HGV
10 November 2022
HVS' zero-emission Hydrogen-Electric CV in lead up to production of hydrogen HGV
Zero-emission, long-range hydrogen-powered commercial vehicle innovator, Hydrogen Vehicle Systems (HVS), has today laid out its plans to disrupt the haulage industry, unveiling a clean-sheet-designed hydrogen commercial vehicle
Euro NCAP Vision 2030: a safer future for mobility
09 November 2022
Euro NCAP Vision 2030: a safer future for mobility
Euro NCAP has released its new Vision 2030: a Safer Future for Mobility that outlines a clearer path for safer vehicles and offers greater certainty for European consumers
SMMT launches careers guide
09 November 2022
SMMT launches careers guide
The SMMT has unveiled a new automotive Career Guide to help address the growing skills gap in the sector
Europe forecast to import 800,000 Chinese-built cars by 2025
09 November 2022
Europe forecast to import 800,000 Chinese-built cars by 2025
Europe could become a net importer of cars by 2025, led by Chinese-built EVs
IBIS announces new theme for 2023
08 November 2022
IBIS announces new theme for 2023
International conference and networking provider the International Bodyshop Industry Symposium has announced that "Sustainable Strategies for Success" will be the new theme for its 2023 calendar of automotive collision repair industry events
Polestar obtains USD 1.6bn financing support from major shareholders
08 November 2022
Polestar obtains USD 1.6bn financing support from major shareholders
Polestar Automotive, the Swedish electric performance car brand, announces that it has received further commitments for financial and liquidity support from its two major shareholders
VDMA urges a rethink not a ban on combustion the engine
08 November 2022
VDMA urges a rethink not a ban on combustion the engine
The combustion engine technology is part of the solution for global climate protection and should not be banned by the European Union
Green NCAP rating - Electrifying results
07 November 2022
Green NCAP rating - Electrifying results
Green NCAP has published the results of three very competitive electric vehicles; the Tesla Model 3, the new-to-market NIO eT7 and the Renault Megane E-Tech 100% electric.
Synetiq winners
07 November 2022
Synetiq winners
Synetiq scores a hattrick at industry awards
The world's first eVTOL Flying Car
07 November 2022
The world's first eVTOL Flying Car
Xpeng Aeroht, an affiliate of Xpeng, unveiled the latest version of the world's first fully electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) flying car
Solid-state batteries – still 10 years away
04 November 2022
Solid-state batteries – still 10 years away
StoreDot the pioneer of extreme fast charging battery technology for electric vehicles, has stated that mass-produced solid-state batteries are still at least a decade from mass production
FMG secures Herd Group contract
03 November 2022
FMG secures Herd Group contract
Herd Group has selected FMG for the provision of accident management services to support its contract hire and vehicle rental business

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