Your latest CPD training module – Air conditioning
23 July 2021
Your latest CPD training module – Air conditioning
The IAEA's latest CPD module is now available for in the members in the Members area of the IAEA website
Changes to The Highway Code: hierarchy of road users
27 January 2022
Changes to The Highway Code: hierarchy of road users
From 29 January rules for all types of road users will be updated in The Highway Code to improve the safety of people walking, cycling and riding horses
Bentley secures UK production of first electric car
26 January 2022
Bentley secures UK production of first electric car
Bentley's first-ever Battery-Powered Electric Vehicle (BEV) will be developed and built in the UK with the company committing to investing £2.5 billion in sustainability over the next ten years
Synetiq recruitment drive
25 January 2022
Synetiq recruitment drive
The company is beginning 2022 with a new recruitment push, following a flurry of successful contract wins
Mercedes-Benz partners with Luminar
21 January 2022
Mercedes-Benz partners with Luminar
Mercedes-Benz and global automotive technology company, Luminar Technologies, are partnering to accelerate development of future automated driving technologies for passenger cars
Thatcham/What Car? Safety Award shortlist out
19 January 2022
Thatcham/What Car? Safety Award shortlist out
Thatcham Research has revealed the UK's safest new cars of 2021, with EV and hybrid models demonstrating impressive safety advancements
Secondmind licenses active learning platform to Mazda
18 January 2022
Secondmind licenses active learning platform to Mazda
Secondmind has announced that Mazda Motor Corporation has signed a multi-year agreement to license Secondmind Active Learning for Powertrain
Renault promotes from within
18 January 2022
Renault promotes from within
Renault UK has promoted Peter Horton to head of fleet and used vehicles
Autoglass® teams up with Bosch to enhance ADAS recalibration service
17 January 2022
Autoglass® teams up with Bosch to enhance ADAS recalibration service
Autoglass® has announced a new partnership with Bosch that will see the global technology provider become the supplier of choice for its ADAS calibration service
FIVA to help ECOSOC shape global transport debate
17 January 2022
FIVA to help ECOSOC shape global transport debate
ECOSOC, one of 'the six main organs' of the UN, has granted consultative status to FIVA in a major step forward for the historic vehicle community
Repairify global agreement
14 January 2022
Repairify global agreement
Repairify has secured a key agreement to add technology from Launch, a global supplier of automotive diagnostic tools and solutions, to its portfolio
AW Repair Group has achieved Thatcham Research's EV Ready certification across all its sites
13 January 2022
AW Repair Group has achieved Thatcham Research's EV Ready certification across all its sites
The training formed the basis of standardised learning for all staff, in addition to AW's TecKnowlogy Centres which already specialise in repairing EVs.
Michelin performance in ADAC tyre particulate study
12 January 2022
Michelin performance in ADAC tyre particulate study
Michelin tops an independent tyre study conducted by Europe's largest motoring association, Germany's ADAC, into the environmental credentials of the most popular tyre brands and models on sale in Europe
Motor Ombudsman poll shows staff shortages posed challenge for vehicle repairers in 2021
12 January 2022
Motor Ombudsman poll shows staff shortages posed challenge for vehicle repairers in 2021
A poll of accredited garages and workshops has revealed that recruiting a sufficient number of mechanics and MOT testers to meet consumer demand was the most significant concern for two thirds (67%) of respondents
Synetiq announces Sarah Hirst as green parts director
12 January 2022
Synetiq announces Sarah Hirst as green parts director
Sarah will work closely with insurers and bodyshops to adopt the best, most sustainable route for vehicle repairs
Hankook exhibits airless i-Flex concept tyre
11 January 2022
Hankook exhibits airless i-Flex concept tyre
At Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Hankook has presented the latest version of the airless i-Flex concept tyre as part of a cooperation with the Hyundai Motor Company
Triumph classics – guide to common problems & how to fix them
10 January 2022
Triumph classics – guide to common problems & how to fix them
This guide is designed to offer TR2 and TR3 owners an insight into the common problems that can arise, how to diagnose and how to fix them
Lotus global retail sales reach high in a decade
10 January 2022
Lotus global retail sales reach high in a decade
Lotus has its best annual global retail sales performance since 2011. The outstanding figures prove worldwide excitement about the brand's transformation is translating into customers buying cars
Copart partners with Solus for student exchange programme
07 January 2022
Copart partners with Solus for student exchange programme
This programme has been introduced to provide engineers in both businesses, including trainees and apprentices, with the opportunity to upskill and build a greater knowledge of each other's roles as part of the overall customer journey
BMW colour-change - iX Flow featuring E Ink
06 January 2022
BMW colour-change - iX Flow featuring E Ink
World premiere of body surface colour change thanks to electrophoretic technology
UK motorists predicted to buy over 330,000 new EVs
06 January 2022
UK motorists predicted to buy over 330,000 new EVs
At least 330,000 new battery electric vehicles (BEVs) will be registered in the UK in 2022, according to figures from DriveElectric
Volvo Cars records full-year sales growth
06 January 2022
Volvo Cars records full-year sales growth
Sales of electrified cars grew more than 60%
Euro NCAP's 2021 top performers
04 January 2022
Euro NCAP's 2021 top performers
Euro NCAP has kicked off the start of a new year of car safety testing by recognising the top performers of last year and the winners of the 2021 Best in Class awards
Mercedes' Vision EQXX taking electric range up a level
04 January 2022
Mercedes' Vision EQXX taking electric range up a level
Range and efficiency are at the heart increasing electric vehicle adoption and Mercedes is reducing battery size and weight to improve efficiency, allowing cars to go further with less
New chairman for MIB
22 December 2021
New chairman for MIB
The MIB has announced managing director of the LV='s broker division Mike Crane as its new chairman, taking over from Direct Line Group's Steve Maddock
Synetiq commits to sustainability targets
21 December 2021
Synetiq commits to sustainability targets
Synetiq has committed to set company-wide emissions targets in line with climate science, using the Science Based Targets initiative
Motofix makes further EV commitment
20 December 2021
Motofix makes further EV commitment
Motofix Group has underpinned its partnership with LV=GI by adding electric vehicles at its LV= GI approved sites
Drivers favour further hydrogen investment
20 December 2021
Drivers favour further hydrogen investment
Following the UK government's recent announcement of incentives to boost production of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, a Venson Automotive Solutions survey has shown that drivers want manufacturers to dramatically increase investment in the technology
Hyundai reveals Mobile Eccentric Droid
17 December 2021
Hyundai reveals Mobile Eccentric Droid
Hyundai Motor Group has revealed the Mobile Eccentric Droid (MobED), an all-new and pioneering small mobility platform using cutting-edge robotics technologies
Mercedes-AMG electric sedan now in production
16 December 2021
Mercedes-AMG electric sedan now in production
Prospective buyers have been able to order the new Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ from the authorised dealers since December 14th, 2021
Production begins on new Peugeot e-Expert Hydrogen
15 December 2021
Production begins on new Peugeot e-Expert Hydrogen
The very first production hydrogen vehicle from Peugeot left the production line on December 13th 2021 – with MIchelin group the first customer of the revolutionary new Peugeot e-Expert Hydrogen
Toyota launches all new BEV bZ4X
14 December 2021
Toyota launches all new BEV bZ4X
The all-new bZ4X, the first model in Toyota's new bZ – beyond zero – family of zero emission battery electric vehicles (BEVs) has made its European debut
Fix Auto UK surpasses 5,000 Trustpilot reviews
14 December 2021
Fix Auto UK surpasses 5,000 Trustpilot reviews
Christmas has come early for Fix Auto UK as the organisation has set yet an industry first by becoming the only repair network to record 5,000 customer reviews on Trustpilot
Citroën delivers first ë-Jumpy Hydrogen to Suez Group
14 December 2021
Citroën delivers first ë-Jumpy Hydrogen to Suez Group
The development of hydrogen fuel cell technology is moving fast at Citroën as the first ë-Jumpy* Hydrogen van comes off the assembly line
BGL Insurance and Covéa partner to launch motor insurance brand in 2022
10 December 2021
BGL Insurance and Covéa partner to launch motor insurance brand in 2022
As part of the long-term 'joint venture', BGL and Covéa Insurance will bring a new direct insurance proposition to market – with the aim of creating a unique motor product that challenges the status quo
VW Group and 24M Technologies partner on next-gen ev battery manufacturing
09 December 2021
VW Group and 24M Technologies partner on next-gen ev battery manufacturing
Volkswagen Group and 24M Technologies have entered into a strategic partnership to manufacture next-generation lithium-ion EV batteries using the 24M SemiSolid™ platform
Thumbs down for Dacia Spring and Renault Zoe
08 December 2021
Thumbs down for Dacia Spring and Renault Zoe
Euro NCAP releases its final safety ratings of 2021, covering the range from the best to the worst that the car industry has to offer across vehicle categories
e2e names new leader
08 December 2021
e2e names new leader
e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management has appointed a new leader following Neil Joslin's decision to step down after over four years
UK LCV market record month
07 December 2021
UK LCV market record month
The light commercial vehicle (LCV) market recorded the best November in its history, with 31,320 new vans registered
GKN Automotive launches Advanced Research Centre to accelerate the UK's electrified future
06 December 2021
GKN Automotive launches Advanced Research Centre to accelerate the UK's electrified future
The facility has been created to develop next-generation eDrive systems powering future electrified vehicles and increase engineering capability in the UK to meet Net Zero commitment
Charging point numbers fall behind as plug-in vehicles surge
03 December 2021
Charging point numbers fall behind as plug-in vehicles surge
SMMT has revealed that the ratio of vehicle charge points to plug-in cars deteriorated by -31% during 2020
Driverless car-hailing trial underway in Milton Keynes
02 December 2021
Driverless car-hailing trial underway in Milton Keynes
British start-up Imperium Drive has begun the first UK trials of its aptly-named Fetch, a new on-demand car-hailing service using remote-controlled driverless vehicles
Advantage Parts Solutions welcomes industry icon David Shepherd
01 December 2021
Advantage Parts Solutions welcomes industry icon David Shepherd
David Shepherd is set to join automotive parts provider Advantage Parts Solutions as non-executive director
Customer portal developed for dealers
30 November 2021
Customer portal developed for dealers
New technology platform has been launched to help dealers develop long-term relationships with customers
SMMT calls for EV charging acceleration
26 November 2021
SMMT calls for EV charging acceleration
SMMT president and chairman Dr George Gillespie OBE has called for a redoubling of efforts to provide the infrastructure to support the rapid introduction of zero-emission vehicles
Encouraging assisted driving ratings results
25 November 2021
Encouraging assisted driving ratings results
Latest ratings show some VMs getting tech implementation and marketing right
SMMT names new president - Alison Jones
25 November 2021
SMMT names new president - Alison Jones
The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders has appointed Stellantis senior vice president and country manager UK, Alison Jones, as its new president
Synetiq announces 96.3% vehicle recycling figure
24 November 2021
Synetiq announces 96.3% vehicle recycling figure
Synetiq has increased its vehicle recycling capabilities, as it continues to develop operational processes and efficiencies
Ageas/Hills green parts initiative
23 November 2021
Ageas/Hills green parts initiative
Car insurer, Ageas is now using green parts in around one in five of its vehicle repairs
Latest Nissan Leaf scores maximum five-star rating in Green NCAP
22 November 2021
Latest Nissan Leaf scores maximum five-star rating in Green NCAP
Nissan Leaf e+ has passed the comprehensive Green NCAP assessment securing the maximum five-star rating from the independent testing body
Parts shortage creates a boom in the 'chop-shop' market
19 November 2021
Parts shortage creates a boom in the 'chop-shop' market
As the global demand for car parts continues, Tracker Network (UK) Ltd, the stolen vehicle recovery (SVR) expert, is warning motorists to be extra vigilant when it comes to protecting their vehicles from thieves
Brake news!
19 November 2021
Brake news!
More than eight in ten new cars on sale in the UK today come without a manual handbrake as the decline of the fabled car feature continues
Ben Launches Christmas Appeal as demand for support soars
18 November 2021
Ben Launches Christmas Appeal as demand for support soars
Ben, the automotive industry charity, has launched a new Christmas Appeal which aims to raise at least £500,000 to ensure it can support the record numbers of people calling on its services this year
Fit For Me generates £1m for aftermarket
16 November 2021
Fit For Me generates £1m for aftermarket
The online platform from LKQ Euro Car Parts that matches vehicle owners with independent garages, has helped to generate £1m of additional labour for the independent aftermarket
Updated repair standard open for consultation
15 November 2021
Updated repair standard open for consultation
A public consultation into the first major update to the specification for the vehicle damage repair process, BS 10125, has been launched
Demand for diesel cars rises
12 November 2021
Demand for diesel cars rises
New analysis has found demand for diesel rising in the used car market
Senior leadership appointments at the ABI
11 November 2021
Senior leadership appointments at the ABI
Three senior leadership appointments have been confirmed today at the Association of British Insurers (ABI).
2026 marks cross-roads for EV skills gap
11 November 2021
2026 marks cross-roads for EV skills gap
The gap in skills widens as EV adoption accelerates - a shortfall of 35,700 technicians predicted by 2030 if retraining isn't addressed urgently
Continued demand for used battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids according the SMMT
10 November 2021
Continued demand for used battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids according the SMMT
New figures show that in the third quarter of the year transactions for new and used models rose by 56.4% and 43.3% to 14,182 and 14,990 respectively
Daimler Mobility and Visa partnership to integrate digital commerce into the car seamlessly
09 November 2021
Daimler Mobility and Visa partnership to integrate digital commerce into the car seamlessly
As a result of a new global technology partnership between Daimler Mobility and Visa, Daimler will offer "native" in-car payments
No sign of slowdown in used prices
08 November 2021
No sign of slowdown in used prices
According to the latest results from the Auto Trader Retail Price Index, which is based on daily pricing analysis of circa 900,000 vehicles, the huge growth in average used car prices shows no sign of significant easing
British-built BYD ADL eBuses at COP26
06 November 2021
British-built BYD ADL eBuses at COP26
BYD ADL Enviro400EV double deck electric bus fleet used as VIP transportation for world leaders at COP26
More plug-in vehicles to be registered in 2021 than the whole of the last decade
04 November 2021
More plug-in vehicles to be registered in 2021 than the whole of the last decade
New plug-in vehicle uptake rates have accelerated so rapidly that more will join Britain's roads in 2021 than during the whole of the last decade, according to the latest forecast from SMMT
Volvo Cars' sales up 12.6 per cent in the first 10 months of 2021
04 November 2021
Volvo Cars' sales up 12.6 per cent in the first 10 months of 2021
Also its share of electrified cars exceeds 25% of all units sold
MPs: No more smart motorways please, until safety upgrades are made
04 November 2021
MPs: No more smart motorways please, until safety upgrades are made
The Transport Committee has called for the 'premature' rollout of all-lane running smart motorways to be paused amid a flood of safety concerns
ZipCharge portable EV charger shown at COP26
03 November 2021
ZipCharge portable EV charger shown at COP26
Game-changing portable electric vehicle charger, the Go brings the possibility of home charging to all
Covéa Insurance joins motor manufacturers' insurance alliance as Verex Group panel member
02 November 2021
Covéa Insurance joins motor manufacturers' insurance alliance as Verex Group panel member
Covéa Insurance is delighted to announce a new partnership with Verex Group, the market leader in dedicated connected car insurance and accident management services.
Guidance on Risk
02 November 2021
Guidance on Risk
Engineering regulator updates industry-wide risk guidance
Allianz future-proofs approved repairer network
01 November 2021
Allianz future-proofs approved repairer network
Allianz Insurance is appointing its new Approved Repairer Network (ARN) for motor claims, having selected repairer partners best placed to keep pace with the vehicle technology revolution
Road accidents are predicted to soar
01 November 2021
Road accidents are predicted to soar
Enterprise Rent-A-Car has found that demand for its replacement cars, vans and trucks jumped by an average of six per cent for the past seven years (2014-2020) in the two weeks immediately after the clocks go back
Hyundai Mobis has developed a 90-degree rotating wheel - e-corner module
01 November 2021
Hyundai Mobis has developed a 90-degree rotating wheel - e-corner module
Hyundai Mobis is developing the next-generation automobile wheel technology that is regarded as the core technology for future urban mobility
Official Injury Claim service - First quarter data published
29 October 2021
Official Injury Claim service - First quarter data published
Data covering the first quarter of operation of the Official Injury Claim service is now available
The Electric Road to COP26 showcases UK companies leading the green industrial revolution
29 October 2021
The Electric Road to COP26 showcases UK companies leading the green industrial revolution
Electric vehicle drivers from Europe and the UK on 'The Electric Road to COP26' are visiting leading companies that are providing solutions to help combat climate change through their innovative work with electric vehicles and charging
Fifth generation Range Rover launched
28 October 2021
Fifth generation Range Rover launched
The New Range Rover has bundles of technological sophistication and will be equipped with a suite of mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains – and a pure-electric Range Rover set to join the line-up in 2024.
Number of battery-electric cars on the UK's roads overtakes plug-in hybrids
26 October 2021
Number of battery-electric cars on the UK's roads overtakes plug-in hybrids
The UK's transition to zero-emission driving has reached a major milestone with the number of battery-electric vehicles on the roads overtaking the number of plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models, analysis of SMMT data conducted by the RAC has found
Audatex appoints from within
26 October 2021
Audatex appoints from within
Steve Warwick has moved from his position as regional trainer to that of business development manager responsible for Audatex sales within the UK body shop industry
Old diesels still rising in price despite imminent ULEZ charge
25 October 2021
Old diesels still rising in price despite imminent ULEZ charge
Old diesel cars that will be non-compliant with the expanded ULEZ area in Greater London are still increasing in price, according to Auto Trader
Petrol prices on brink of new high
25 October 2021
Petrol prices on brink of new high
Petrol prices are expected to reach a new record high this week, but The AA believes retailers are artificially inflating prices
IAA, Inc. announces acquisition of Synetiq Ltd
23 October 2021
IAA, Inc. announces acquisition of Synetiq Ltd
Global digital marketplace, IAA announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the stock of the UK's Synetiq Ltd, for £225 million
Largest UK battery gigafactory announced
22 October 2021
Largest UK battery gigafactory announced
The site in Coventry will create up to 6,000 highly skilled jobs directly as well as thousands more in the supply chain
Hogan Lovells' autonomous vehicle white paper
21 October 2021
Hogan Lovells' autonomous vehicle white paper
White paper published prior to the European Commission first step in submitting a Draft EU ADS Regulation to all 27 Member States ahead of a Public Consultation in November
First fully operational electric bus uses in-road wireless electric charging
21 October 2021
First fully operational electric bus uses in-road wireless electric charging
ElectReon provider of in-road wireless electric vehicle charging technology for commercial, public service, and passenger vehicles, operating in Visby in Gotland, Sweden
SMMT joins manufacturing alliance to lobby government
21 October 2021
SMMT joins manufacturing alliance to lobby government
The SMMT has joined four other trade associations to lobby the government to make manufacturing a central plank in its ambitions of reaching net zero by 2050, levelling up the country, and securing the UK's position as global science superpower
Two Fix Auto franchisee partners achieve full vehicle manufacturer repair status for Polestar
20 October 2021
Two Fix Auto franchisee partners achieve full vehicle manufacturer repair status for Polestar
Fix Auto Blackburn and Fix Auto Dagenham are two of the first repairers in Britain to be selected by the Swedish premium brand and their appointments are as a direct result to the sterling service both provide Polestar's parent company Volvo
Ineos launches hydrogen advocacy campaign
19 October 2021
Ineos launches hydrogen advocacy campaign
Ineos, Europe's biggest operator of electrolysis needed to produce clean, low carbon hydrogen, has doubled down on its €2 billion investment in green hydrogen with the launch of a hydrogen advocacy campaign
SMMT re-launches Apprentice Support Programme
19 October 2021
SMMT re-launches Apprentice Support Programme
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Charitable Trust Fund has re-launched the SMMT Apprentice Support Programme, designed to help safeguard the jobs of apprentices currently working within the automotive industry
Ford to make electric car parts at Halewood plant
18 October 2021
Ford to make electric car parts at Halewood plant
Ford is to invest hundreds of millions of pounds in its Halewood plant on Merseyside, helping safeguard 500 jobs
Volkswagen Group doubles deliveries of pure e-vehicles in third quarter
18 October 2021
Volkswagen Group doubles deliveries of pure e-vehicles in third quarter
The Volkswagen Group has successfully continued its global electric offensive in the third quarter of 2021
Net-Hero carbon offset platform for motorists
15 October 2021
Net-Hero carbon offset platform for motorists
Net-Hero has launched a carbon offset platform for motorists to become environmentally responsible drivers
NEC Classic showcases electric classics in motion
14 October 2021
NEC Classic showcases electric classics in motion
This year's Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, is embracing the future with a brand-new feature showcasing not only the look of classic electric cars but also how they drive
Vehicles are UK's number one export
13 October 2021
Vehicles are UK's number one export
New SMMT report that confirms vehicles are the UK's single-most valuable trade export
EO Charging wins Tesco's home delivery EV charging business
12 October 2021
EO Charging wins Tesco's home delivery EV charging business
EO Charging technology-enabled turnkey solutions provider for electric vehicle fleets, has secured a landmark deal with Tesco to power its UK home delivery fleet of electric vans
Disappointing September 2021 new car registrations
11 October 2021
Disappointing September 2021 new car registrations
The UK new car market has recorded its weakest September since 1998 ahead of the introduction of the two-plate system in 1999, according to figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
Strong September new vehicle consumer demand
11 October 2021
Strong September new vehicle consumer demand
September saw strong new vehicle consumer demand drive a 19% increase in enquiries and a 37% increase in orders against the same month in 2020, according to new data from Dealerweb
VDA of the year 2021 finalists announced
07 October 2021
VDA of the year 2021 finalists announced
The finalists in the 2021 bodyshop VDA of the Year award presented by the Institute of Automotive Engineer Assessors (IAEA) have been announced
PRA calls for independent inquiry into fuel crisis
07 October 2021
PRA calls for independent inquiry into fuel crisis
Today's PRA survey shows 12 per cent of filling stations in London and the South East are still dry, while 17 per cent have just one grade of fuel.
Mini Convertible undefeated as Carbuyer's 'Best Convertible'
07 October 2021
Mini Convertible undefeated as Carbuyer's 'Best Convertible'
The MINI Convertible has won Best Convertible for the fifth consecutive year at the Carbuyer Best Car Awards 2022, also scooping the award for Best Used Convertible
Road condition reporting by bus
06 October 2021
Road condition reporting by bus
West Midlands project turns buses into mobile road inspection tools to help build safer, greener and smarter cities
Corsa retains its place as UK's best-selling car
05 October 2021
Corsa retains its place as UK's best-selling car
The New Vauxhall Corsa is the UK's best-selling new car so far this year, according to the latest new car sales and registration figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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