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
90TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT Revised date and venue
22 November 2022
90TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT Revised date and venue
Revised date and venue: Saturday 20 May 2023 - Stratford Manor, Stratford-upon Avon
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
GWM ORA's Lightning Cat Chinese roll out
02 November 2022
GWM ORA's Lightning Cat Chinese roll out
GWM ORA has launched a pure electric model called Lightning Cat in China, which was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show 2022
Lemonade joins ABI
01 November 2022
Lemonade joins ABI
Insurtech Lemonade has joined the ABI after launching in the UK
Accidents expected to surge 10% after clocks go back
28 October 2022
Accidents expected to surge 10% after clocks go back
New data from Enterprise Rent-A-Car indicates the number of UK road accidents could jump up by as much as 10% in the two weeks after the clocks go back this Sunday, 30 October
The European Commission agrees 100% CO2 reduction by 2035
28 October 2022
The European Commission agrees 100% CO2 reduction by 2035
Trilogue on CO2 standards concluded: 100% target requires matching ambition for charging and refuelling infrastructure and a thorough review
First plant to produce hydrogen-powered, electric and combustion engine CVs
28 October 2022
First plant to produce hydrogen-powered, electric and combustion engine CVs
During his visit to the Hordain site in the northern Hauts-de-France region, Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares announced the mass production of Peugeot, Citroën and Opel light commercial vehicles in a hydrogen-powered version equipped with a fuel cell
Faster, simpler, more connected digital claims with new CAPS platform
27 October 2022
Faster, simpler, more connected digital claims with new CAPS platform
CAPS – the Common Automotive Platform Standard – is launching a new and improved platform this month for use exclusively by the collision repair industry in the UK and Republic of Ireland
Entegral Launches Smart Assist™, triage product
25 October 2022
Entegral Launches Smart Assist™, triage product
With AI Capabilities, new self-serve technology streamlines post-accident process
Allianz launches inspection service for electric car chargers
25 October 2022
Allianz launches inspection service for electric car chargers
New buildings need to have charging points for electric vehicles by law
AudaEnterpriseGold adds caravan graphics
23 October 2022
AudaEnterpriseGold adds caravan graphics
Audatex has added two new vehicle types to its Universal Graphics
Trend towards subscription services
21 October 2022
Trend towards subscription services
Subscription services are likely to become the norm rather than the exception as consumers increasingly favour the flexibility this ownership model offers
Repairify launches All-in-One solution
20 October 2022
Repairify launches All-in-One solution
Repairify has introduced a new solution for local and remote automotive diagnostics, calibrations, and programming
Rolls-Royce Spectre unveiled: the marque's first fully-electric motor car
19 October 2022
Rolls-Royce Spectre unveiled: the marque's first fully-electric motor car
Spectre possesses all the qualities that have secured the Rolls-Royce legend
Average classic car's annual emissions equivalent to drinking three lattes a day
18 October 2022
Average classic car's annual emissions equivalent to drinking three lattes a day
A report from loop quantifying the carbon footprint of all classic cars registered in the UK has revealed that an average classic car's annual emissions are comparable to a single roundtrip flight from London to New York
bodyshop magazine awards 2022 – the winners
17 October 2022
bodyshop magazine awards 2022 – the winners
bodyshop magazine celebrated the best and brightest in the collision repair industry on 12 October with the most respected and prestigious prize-giving event in the sector now in its 26th year
DeGould digital vehicle inspection system approved in US
14 October 2022
DeGould digital vehicle inspection system approved in US
DeGould has announced an installation of an Auto-Compact digital vehicle inspection system at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi
Three times winner - Jason Russell
14 October 2022
Three times winner - Jason Russell
Congratulations to Jason Russell who has won the Vehicle Damage Assessor Award for the third time
Retro fit diesel engines to run on 90% hydrogen
14 October 2022
Retro fit diesel engines to run on 90% hydrogen
A team from UNSW Engine Research Laboratory develop new Hydrogen-Diesel Direct Injection Dual-Fuel System that significantly cuts carbon emissions
SYNETIQ calls for industry-wide initiative to find safe EV recycling solution
13 October 2022
SYNETIQ calls for industry-wide initiative to find safe EV recycling solution
SYNETIQ has reported a tenfold increase in electrified car and van disposal over the last two years and is now calling for a collaborative industry approach to identify a solution for safe recycling of EV batteries within the next 12-24 months
Petrol prices should be lower
10 October 2022
Petrol prices should be lower
The average price of petrol fell by nearly 7p a litre (6.69p) to 162.89p in September – the sixth biggest monthly drop since 2000 – saving drivers more than £3.50 a tank (£3.68).
Polestar reports global volumes for the third quarter of 2022 and confirms full year outlook
07 October 2022
Polestar reports global volumes for the third quarter of 2022 and confirms full year outlook
Polestar Automotive Holding UK PLC delivered approximately 9,215 vehicles in the third quarter of 2022, bringing the total year-to-date to approximately 30,400 cars for the first nine months of 2022, up 100% year-on-year
Eurocell to use solar technology on new MANs
07 October 2022
Eurocell to use solar technology on new MANs
Eurocell has upgraded part of its fleet with six MAN trucks featuring solar technology from Trailar
Allianz appoints Peter Milton as chief engineer
06 October 2022
Allianz appoints Peter Milton as chief engineer
Allianz Engineering has appointed Peter Milton as chief engineer, effective 3 October, to succeed Peter Carless who retired at the end of September
New registrations revival continues
06 October 2022
New registrations revival continues
The UK new car market recorded its second successive month of growth in September, with registrations rising 4.6%
Almost 700 MOT testers banned over last two years
05 October 2022
Almost 700 MOT testers banned over last two years
Data from a recent Freedom of Interest request from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has revealed that there has been a surge in the number of rogue MOT testers in the UK
Paris Motor Show: An Icon is Re-born
04 October 2022
Paris Motor Show: An Icon is Re-born
On 17th October, for the 89th Paris Motor Show, Renault will unveil a brand-new show car that is a modern tribute to the iconic Renault 4
Rapid electric charging costs rise 42% in four months
03 October 2022
Rapid electric charging costs rise 42% in four months
The cost to charge an electric car on a pay-as-you-go basis at a publicly accessible 'rapid' charger has increased by 42% – or 18.75p per kilowatt hour
Regional variations in insurance premiums
30 September 2022
Regional variations in insurance premiums
New survey shows significant differences in insurance premiums across UK regions
Jaguar Land Rover electrification skills programme
30 September 2022
Jaguar Land Rover electrification skills programme
JLR has announced a global upskilling drive, in a bid to train 29,000 people in the next three years for its connected and data capabilities, and to support the rapid transition to electrification
Graphene CPD session now available
29 September 2022
Graphene CPD session now available
The recent session delivered by Dr Mark A Bisset is now available for members
FIEA General Assembly - registration open
29 September 2022
FIEA General Assembly - registration open
The FIEA Executive Committee is pleased to invite IAEA engineers to the FIEA General Assembly to be held on 22 October 2022.
Nissan Sunderland continues EV drive
29 September 2022
Nissan Sunderland continues EV drive
Nissan is emphasiing its commitment to UK manufacturing by announcing that five million units have now rolled off the lines at its Sunderland plant
Car parts – growing target for thieves
29 September 2022
Car parts – growing target for thieves
New data from LV= General Insurance (LV= GI) reveals that more car parts are becoming a target for thieves such as airbags, steering wheels and catalytic converters, with thefts of keyless cars also continuing to rise
New Mazda training academy opens
29 September 2022
New Mazda training academy opens
Mazda UK has opened a bespoke training centre that will centralise training for dealer staff from across its network
EV training reaches record levels
26 September 2022
EV training reaches record levels
Institute of Motor Industry figures show that more technicians than ever before underwent EV skills training in the first half of 2022
Volvo EX90 - heralds a new era for safety
23 September 2022
Volvo EX90 - heralds a new era for safety
A new era for safety – discover the innovations and intelligent technologies coming with the Volvo EX90
'Blatant deception' case
21 September 2022
'Blatant deception' case
Former detective and now managing director of Kent-based Claims Management and Adjusting (CMA) has revealed what he considers to be 'one of most blatant attempted deceptions I've seen in all my years as a motor insurance fraud investigator.'
Audatex update
21 September 2022
Audatex update
Tesla Model Y now available in AudaEnterpriseGold plus 28 other new models in the latest Audatex UK data update
Speed limit for cyclists?
20 September 2022
Speed limit for cyclists?
Is the Transport Secretary set to introduce a 20mph speed limit for cyclists?
Bodyshops back AI to accelerate cycle times
20 September 2022
Bodyshops back AI to accelerate cycle times
More than half of bodyshops believe artificial intelligence could accelerate the estimating process
Energy price cap rise - what it means for charging an electric car at home
16 September 2022
Energy price cap rise - what it means for charging an electric car at home
Following the Energy Price Guarantee announcement that will see tariffs capped from 1 October, RAC EV spokesperson Simon Williams comments
Fall in insurance fraud
16 September 2022
Fall in insurance fraud
Fall in insurance fraud is good news for honest customers, but no room to go easy on the cheats says the ABI
Ford E-Transit Custom will have 236-mile range
16 September 2022
Ford E-Transit Custom will have 236-mile range
Ford has revealed that its E-Transit Custom, the EV successor to its best-selling van, will have a range of up to 236 miles
New fuel cell joint venture created
15 September 2022
New fuel cell joint venture created
Daimler Truck and Volvo has formed a joint venture with MAHLE to cooperate in the development of fuel cell technology
Davies Group US acquisition
15 September 2022
Davies Group US acquisition
Davies strengthens its end-to-end claims administration, independent adjusting & catastrophe response capabilities in North America through the acquisition of Johns Eastern
IAEA 90th Anniversary Event postponed
14 September 2022
IAEA 90th Anniversary Event postponed
The IAEA 90th Anniversary Event scheduled to take place Saturday 17th September 2022 has been postponed
Copart invests in new Scottish HQ
14 September 2022
Copart invests in new Scottish HQ
Copart invests in new Scottish HQ
Asian newcomers make strong safety debut, but Model Y steals the show
08 September 2022
Asian newcomers make strong safety debut, but Model Y steals the show
Euro NCAP has published its fifth round of safety ratings
Vizion announces GT Motive partnership
07 September 2022
Vizion announces GT Motive partnership
The UK's largest repair network Vizion has partnered with GT Motive to provide repairers with access to its flexible estimating solution
Car sales climb after five-month decline
07 September 2022
Car sales climb after five-month decline
The UK new car market grew for the first time since February in August, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)
EV and hybrid drivers without breakdown cover vulnerable
06 September 2022
EV and hybrid drivers without breakdown cover vulnerable
Motorists running modern EVs and hybrids, who are tempted to cut costs by not investing in roadside assistance, could be in for a shock from unskilled recovery agents warns leading breakdown provider Start Rescue
Kleanbus modular platform to repower any bus from diesel to electric
05 September 2022
Kleanbus modular platform to repower any bus from diesel to electric
Bus repower company Kleanbus today reveals first images of its advanced modular platform technology, which can turn any bus, whether single or double decker, from ICE to fully electric quickly and cost-effectively
SYNETIQ teams up with NBRA to raise awareness of green parts
05 September 2022
SYNETIQ teams up with NBRA to raise awareness of green parts
Stynetiq has confirmed its membership with the National Body Repair Association (NBRA) in a bid to increase the awareness, importance and benefits of using green parts to its members.
90th Anniversary latest
26 August 2022
90th Anniversary latest
Latest presenter and panellist line-up
Allianz donates £50,000 to support diversity and inclusion in community sports
26 August 2022
Allianz donates £50,000 to support diversity and inclusion in community sports
The Allianz Sports Fund has awarded £50,000 to local sports clubs to support diversity and inclusion initiatives
Rural car theft on the increase
25 August 2022
Rural car theft on the increase
NFU Mutual has warned people in rural areas to be wary of rising thefts of Land Rover Defenders
AGM 2022
23 August 2022
AGM 2022
We are pleased to advise that the AGM this year will be held as a physical event before the 90th Anniversary Conference and Awards Dinner at the Crown Plaza, Stratford-upon-Avon.
Copart Bristol Super Centre
23 August 2022
Copart Bristol Super Centre
Copart continues its progress toward net zero with further expansion of its Super Centre in Bristol
FIEA General Assembly 2022, Cyprus
18 August 2022
FIEA General Assembly 2022, Cyprus
Xavier Romero, FIEA president is inviting automotive engineers, expert and FIEA to the FIEA General Assembly
Coachbuilding apprenticeship launched by Tiger Trailers
16 August 2022
Coachbuilding apprenticeship launched by Tiger Trailers
Commercial vehicle manufacturer Tiger Trailers of Cheshire has launched a new coachbuilding apprenticeship
The Expo is back at bodyshop LIVE 2022
15 August 2022
The Expo is back at bodyshop LIVE 2022
bodyshop magazine's daytime Expo ahead of the gala dinner for our 30 Under 30: Rising Stars and the bodyshopAwards is returning this year as part of bodyshop LIVE 2022 at the ICC Wales
REE debuts P7-B, an electric class 3 delivery truck
12 August 2022
REE debuts P7-B, an electric class 3 delivery truck
REE Automotive Ltd, automotive technology company and provider of electric vehicle (EV) platforms, has announced P7-B, a class 3 delivery truck built on a P7 cab chassis, following intensive customer evaluations at REE's UK Engineering Centre
Allianz appoints new commercial motor manager
12 August 2022
Allianz appoints new commercial motor manager
Allianz Insurance has appointed Ben Moore as commercial motor portfolio manager
Thieves target cars with keyless technology
11 August 2022
Thieves target cars with keyless technology
In recently released Home Office data, there were 101,198 vehicles stolen in England and Wales last year
Dive In registration is open
10 August 2022
Dive In registration is open
The festival for diversity, and inclusion in insurance is now open for registration
CPD session: Automotive applications of graphene
10 August 2022
CPD session: Automotive applications of graphene
An IAEA CPD session on the use of Graphene in automotive applications
60 per cent of motorists are worried about driving on Britain's roads
10 August 2022
60 per cent of motorists are worried about driving on Britain's roads
New research commissioned by the UK's leading independent road safety charity has revealed that potentially millions of drivers are worried about driving on Britain's roads
Repair inflation at 33% and rising
09 August 2022
Repair inflation at 33% and rising
New data shows that the cost of vehicle repairs between January and June has risen on average by 33% compared to the same period in 2021
Allianz Claims recruiting and training data talent
09 August 2022
Allianz Claims recruiting and training data talent
Allianz Commercial's claims data and insight team is welcoming a graduate and training two interns over the summer, equipping them with the skills that insurers need now and in future
VDA of the Year 2022 finalists announced
09 August 2022
VDA of the Year 2022 finalists announced
The final four in the 2022 bodyshop VDA of the Year presented by the Institute of Automotive Engineer Assessors (IAEA) have been announced
Higher costs put the squeeze on the price of motor insurance
08 August 2022
Higher costs put the squeeze on the price of motor insurance
Average price of motor insurance up by £5 in the second quarter of the year as cost pressures starting to bite

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