LV= ups AutoRaise support
20 October 2020
LV= ups AutoRaise support
LV= has increased its financial support for AutoRaise to help it through the Covid-19 pandemic
2020 London to Brighton veteran car run cancelled
20 October 2020
2020 London to Brighton veteran car run cancelled
The Royal Automobile Club has been forced to cancel the 2020 RM Sotheby's London to Brighton Veteran Car Run (Sunday 1 November)
Increased driver distraction - Volvo Cars experts have the answer
19 October 2020
Increased driver distraction - Volvo Cars experts have the answer
The rise of smartphones and touchscreens inside cars has sparked a growing debate around the dangers of distraction behind the wheel
Mountune back to its roots
19 October 2020
Mountune back to its roots
David Mountain, the founder of mountune, together with a group of experienced industry investors, are delighted to announce the acquisition of the mountune Performance and Racing business
Exceptional demand fuels upward used retail prices into October
17 October 2020
Exceptional demand fuels upward used retail prices into October
Based on the circa 451,000 vehicles currently advertised on the Auto Trader marketplace, exceptionally strong growth in average used car prices has continued into October
PPG Appoints Andrea Giunta as vice-president, Science and Technology, Colour
17 October 2020
PPG Appoints Andrea Giunta as vice-president, Science and Technology, Colour
PPG has announced the appointment of Andrea Giunta as vice-president, science and technology (S&T), colour, effective 1st October Reporting to David Bem, PPG vice president, S&T and chief technology officer
Motor injury claims down on last year
16 October 2020
Motor injury claims down on last year
Motor injury claims registered with the government body the Compensation Recovery Unit for July-September this year have very slightly increased on the previous quarter but are still well below the numbers recorded for the same time last year
South Korean innovative 'WICOP' Technology EV headlamps
16 October 2020
South Korean innovative 'WICOP' Technology EV headlamps
Seoul Semiconductor has announced its next-generation WICOP UHL Series LEDs, which reduces headlamp power consumption up to 20% for electric vehicles, with an improvement of heat dissipation performance up to 40%
BMW gives batteries a second-life
16 October 2020
BMW gives batteries a second-life
BMW Group UK has a new partnership with Off Grid Energy to create a sustainable, second-life solution for BMW and MINI electric vehicle (EV) batteries
KDDI partners with Orange Business Services
15 October 2020
KDDI partners with Orange Business Services
Japanese telecommunications service provider, KDDI, has selected Orange Business Services to provide a customised IoT platform for Japanese automotive manufacturers Toyota and Mazda
Arrival accelerates global expansion
15 October 2020
Arrival accelerates global expansion
Arrival, the technology company focused on commercial electric vehicles announced it has raised $118 million from funds managed by BlackRock
Repair Pods success leads to more sites
15 October 2020
Repair Pods success leads to more sites
Europcar, Pennings Accident Repair Centres and ACIS have jointly trialled a new repair pod which they claim has reduced vehicle downtimes by a third
Ageas sells its share in UK joint venture Tesco Underwriting Ltd
15 October 2020
Ageas sells its share in UK joint venture Tesco Underwriting Ltd
Ageas and Tesco Personal Finance Plc (Tesco Bank) have announced an agreement for Tesco Bank to buy Ageas's 50.1 % stake in Tesco Underwriting Limited
Mercedes goes off-road with its luxury electric EQC 4x4²
14 October 2020
Mercedes goes off-road with its luxury electric EQC 4x4²
Mercedes-Benz is test the limits with this vehicle to show that e-mobility is not just urban, but also conceivable off-road
SYNETIQ gains VRA UK standard
14 October 2020
SYNETIQ gains VRA UK standard
The Vehicle Recycler's Association has awarded SYNETIQ with the Stage 2 UK Standard for Reclaimed Parts from End-Of-Life Vehicles, following a two-part assessment at SYNETIQ's Doncaster head office
Beaulieu workshop open for customer car repairs
14 October 2020
Beaulieu workshop open for customer car repairs
The workshop at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, is opening its doors to historic vehicles owned by enthusiasts, as its engineers draw upon decades of experience to maintain customers' cherished cars
Silverstone Auctions competition cars
13 October 2020
Silverstone Auctions competition cars
A private collection of significant competition cars from a golden era in Motorsport will be offered in Silverstone Auctions next sale, the NEC Classic Live Online Auction
LKQ Euro Car Parts 2021 AutoEducation Academy course schedule
13 October 2020
LKQ Euro Car Parts 2021 AutoEducation Academy course schedule
The schedule includes more hybrid and electric vehicle (EV) course dates than ever before and will help to bring more than 550 new hybrid-trained technicians up to level three standard, while upskilling another 670 to level four
EAV work with Asda to test local deliveries
13 October 2020
EAV work with Asda to test local deliveries
Electric Assisted Vehicles (EAV), the Oxfordshire-based micro-mobility manufacturer, recently had its 2Cubed commercial vehicle put to the test by Asda
Stagecoach marks 40 years with a vintage bus tour of Ayrshire
12 October 2020
Stagecoach marks 40 years with a vintage bus tour of Ayrshire
Friday 9th October, Ayrshire had a blast from the past as a vintage bus toured as part of Stagecoach West Scotland's 40th birthday celebrations
Swiss Re and Daimler launch Movinx automotive and mobility insurance partnership
12 October 2020
Swiss Re and Daimler launch Movinx automotive and mobility insurance partnership
Swiss Re and Daimler Insurance Services have entered into a 50/50 strategic partnership for automotive and mobility insurance and launched a new company called Movinx.
Renault Trucks' entire dealer network adopts Optiview AR
12 October 2020
Renault Trucks' entire dealer network adopts Optiview AR
Augmented reality for commercial vehicles as Renault Trucks adopts Optiview Remote Expert Solution across all its 71 dealers in the UK and Ireland
Einride autonomous electric Pod goes global
12 October 2020
Einride autonomous electric Pod goes global
The next generation Pod features an updated design and new functionality with AET levels of transport is available worlwide
Ford compensates Kuga plug-in hybrid owners over battery recall
11 October 2020
Ford compensates Kuga plug-in hybrid owners over battery recall
Writing in What Car, Claire Evans reports Ford Kuga owners to get £500 worth of free fuel to make up for them not being able to recharge their cars' batteries...
LCV market - an uncertain Q4 2020
11 October 2020
LCV market - an uncertain Q4 2020
SMMT reports that LCV registrations grew 27% in September, although it's very difficult to say if this will continue as uncertainty looms ahead
InoBat Auto 'intelligent' electric vehicle battery
11 October 2020
InoBat Auto 'intelligent' electric vehicle battery
Speaking at the GLOBSEC Tatra Summit 2020, co-founder and CEO, Marian Bocek announced InoBat a battery developed through a combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and high throughput (HTP) technology
Renault's first UK 100% electric truck sales
10 October 2020
Renault's first UK 100% electric truck sales
Marking a milestone in the transformation of urban transport, Renault Trucks partners with two of the UK's leading brands in announcing the sale of its first two 100% electric medium duty vehicles
Graham Stait moves to head of Allianz claims operations
10 October 2020
Graham Stait moves to head of Allianz claims operations
In his new role, Graham will be responsible for leading the development and delivery of Allianz's claims operational strategy, leveraging enhanced people, data and digital capabilities to drive continuous improvement and positive customer outcomes
Fuel costs level in September
09 October 2020
Fuel costs level in September
After three consecutive months of rising fuel costs, RAC Fuel Watch analysis shows average price of both petrol and diesel stayed the same in September – but data suggests diesel price is too high
CAPS September analysis shows claims at 73%
09 October 2020
CAPS September analysis shows claims at 73%
The latest collision repair industry report from CAPS – covering unique claims and supply chain transmissions in September – shows claims have increased by 28% following a single-digit dip in August
Be mindful, don't idle
08 October 2020
Be mindful, don't idle
Renault has re-invented the iconic symbol of road safety, the "lollipop", to encourage drivers to not idle in their vehicles
Scania solar cell clad trailer
08 October 2020
Scania solar cell clad trailer
In a research partnership, Scania is developing a solar cell clad trailer to power a plug-in hybrid truck. Initial tests indicate possible fuel savings of 5%–10% in Sweden and twice that amount in southern Spain
BVRLA 2020 Plug-in Pledge
08 October 2020
BVRLA 2020 Plug-in Pledge
Two years after the BVRLA launched its ambitious 'Plug-in Pledge' - promising to increase uptake of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles - the association has published updated figures
Ultra-fast carbon electrode from NAWA Technologies
07 October 2020
Ultra-fast carbon electrode from NAWA Technologies
NAWA Technologies Ultra-Fast Carbon Electrode is a nano-based innovation that unlocks next-level performance for all types of batteries, particularly those used by electric vehicles
New BMW 128ti
07 October 2020
New BMW 128ti
After an absence of more than 20 years, BMW's legendary 'ti' model returns with the BMW 128ti
REE Automotive next generation EV platforms
07 October 2020
REE Automotive next generation EV platforms
REE Automotive (REE), the electric vehicle platform company reshaping e-Mobility, has released a new video showing three prototypes of its next-generation EV platforms
Strong consumer demand despite new car sales decline
06 October 2020
Strong consumer demand despite new car sales decline
"Despite a decline in new car sales, franchised dealers saw strong consumer demand in September, with nearly all dealerships open and deals available on new plate vehicles", Sue Robinson, Chief Executive NFDA
AB Dynamics & VW Group eight-vehicle swarm test
06 October 2020
AB Dynamics & VW Group eight-vehicle swarm test
Automotive test systems supplier, AB Dynamics, has collaborated with VW, Audi and Porsche to demonstrate a synchronised in a 'swarm test'
Public yet to recognise green EV plates
06 October 2020
Public yet to recognise green EV plates
The Motor Ombudsman poll has found that 88% of UK drivers are currently unaware about the arrival of the new-style registration plates, leaving around one in ten (12%) knowing that they are due to make an imminent appearance on the UK's roads
Bodyshop Awards – moves to April 2021
05 October 2020
Bodyshop Awards – moves to April 2021
Thursday 29 April 2021 – ICC Wales (near Celtic Manor)
mycardirect - new car subscription service
05 October 2020
mycardirect - new car subscription service
New company, mycardirect, has launched with an exciting new customer proposition. The new web-based service is 100% online, and offers a unique, car subscription experience
Corsa-e named the Sun car of the year 2020
05 October 2020
Corsa-e named the Sun car of the year 2020
The Vauxhall Corsa-e has been named Sun Car of the Year 2020 at the annual News UK Motor Awards
Audatex VHC2 helps meet new Thatcham IIR requirements
03 October 2020
Audatex VHC2 helps meet new Thatcham IIR requirements
VHC2 by Solera Audatex helps repairers with the triage, damage assessment and preparation elements of the new Thatcham Research Insurance Industry Requirements (IIR) that come into effect in March 2021
Buy now or post Brexit?
02 October 2020
Buy now or post Brexit?
Which?'s latest advice to UK car buyers is that they should complete their purchases soon to avoid the impact from a no-deal Brexit outcome
Mercedes eScooter
02 October 2020
Mercedes eScooter
Fast and emission free – go that "last mile" with the Mercedes-Benz eScooter
EV charging points at all Groupe PSA sites
02 October 2020
EV charging points at all Groupe PSA sites
The implementation of electric charging points started in 2019 and will continue until the end of 2021. 365 stations are already installed and operational
Assisted Driving Grading assessments
02 October 2020
Assisted Driving Grading assessments
Thatcham Research and Euro NCAP have launched brand-new Assisted Driving assessments to give motorists the crucial insight they need to understand how to use today's assisted driving technology safely
Volvo XC40 Recharge lift off
01 October 2020
Volvo XC40 Recharge lift off
The XC40 Recharge is the first of several fully electric Volvos to come and today's production start represents a significant step towards Volvo Cars' ambition to reduce its CO2 footprint per car by 40 per cent by 2025
Valeo bus and coach shield to combat more than 95% of viruses
01 October 2020
Valeo bus and coach shield to combat more than 95% of viruses
Valeo has developed a powerful air sterilisation system for bus and coach cabins. Upon activation, the system eliminates, in a single airflow cycle, more than 95% of viruses, including Covid-19
New BMW 4 Series Convertible
30 September 2020
New BMW 4 Series Convertible
BMW adds a soft-top to its 4 Series range
Wallbox Quasar EV charging in the UK
30 September 2020
Wallbox Quasar EV charging in the UK
Wallbox is partnering with Octopus Electric Vehicles to introduce its bidirectional charging technology into homes across the UK
Carzam kicks off recruitment drive
30 September 2020
Carzam kicks off recruitment drive
Online used car Carzam – built by the man behind car supermarket group Big Motoring World and automotive industry veteran John Bailey – is launching a recruitment drive to fill newly created vacancies
Uber wins licence appeal
30 September 2020
Uber wins licence appeal
Uber secures the right to continue operating in London
Vehicles gradually incorporating technologies leading to autonomy
29 September 2020
Vehicles gradually incorporating technologies leading to autonomy
The migration toward fully autonomous vehicles is being enabled by the gradual introduction of multiple, interrelated safety technologies
BCA's Retail Ready digital sales channel
29 September 2020
BCA's Retail Ready digital sales channel
BCA has launched a new Retail Ready digital sales channel exclusively for trade customers. The channel will host vehicles prepared cosmetically and mechanically to a new industry retail standard
Southeast London's first major protected Cycleway
29 September 2020
Southeast London's first major protected Cycleway
Transport for London (TfL) has opened a major new Cycleway between Tower Bridge Road and Rotherhithe, which is set to make cycling and walking safer and easier for thousands of people in the area and beyond
SMMT steps in with automotive apprentice support scheme
28 September 2020
SMMT steps in with automotive apprentice support scheme
The SMMT Charitable Trust Fund has launched its Apprentice Support Programme, designed to help safeguard jobs of apprentices currently working within the automotive industry
MOT backlog warning
28 September 2020
MOT backlog warning
Motorists are urged to book their MOTs now with more than 10m tests still due before the end of the year
Morning rush hour returns
26 September 2020
Morning rush hour returns
The morning rush hour, a phenomenon last seen nearly six months ago, has returned with traffic levels back to levels seen in January, analysis of hundreds of thousands of trips taken by RAC Insurance customers has revealed
EVs soften decline in European car registrations
25 September 2020
EVs soften decline in European car registrations
The 18% drop in registrations comes in contrast to the four per cent decrease posted by the market when comparing July 2020 and July 2019
Motor trade responds to Chancellor's statement
25 September 2020
Motor trade responds to Chancellor's statement
The automotive industry has welcomed the announcement of new support measures during the Covid-19 crisis, announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak
Copart UK embarks on growth programme
24 September 2020
Copart UK embarks on growth programme
Online vehicle remarketing company, Copart UK, are significantly increasing their vehicle storage capacity with a growth programme underway to allow strategic development and expansion across the UK
Swing to EVs - What Car? survey results
24 September 2020
Swing to EVs - What Car? survey results
More than half of Britain's car buyers are considering an electric or a hybrid vehicle
Caura: app designed to empower drivers
24 September 2020
Caura: app designed to empower drivers
Drivers set up Caura using just a vehicle registration number, and can immediately take care of their parking, tolls, MOT, road tax, car insurance, and congestion charges
Xtrac appointed sole gearbox supplier for new hybrid 'LMDh' class of sports car endurance racing
23 September 2020
Xtrac appointed sole gearbox supplier for new hybrid 'LMDh' class of sports car endurance racing
The Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) and International Motorsports Association (IMSA) have announced that Xtrac will be the sole gearbox supplier for the new Le Mans Daytona hybrid race category known as 'LMDh'.
Mazda MX-30 - electric car for driver and environment
23 September 2020
Mazda MX-30 - electric car for driver and environment
The MX-30 e-Skyactiv's drive system's combination of electric motor and 35.5kWh lithium-ion battery equips the car with smooth, quiet and seamless all-electric driving with a range of 200km (WLTP combined)
New Toyota Yaris sets benchmark for small family car safety
23 September 2020
New Toyota Yaris sets benchmark for small family car safety
Toyota's fourth-generation Yaris emerges with flying colours from Euro NCAP's 2020 test programme.
Mercedes rolls out the new fully electric articulated bus, eCitaro G
22 September 2020
Mercedes rolls out the new fully electric articulated bus, eCitaro G
The new all-electric eCitaro G has an option to be equipped with innovative solid-state batteries. With this battery concept, Mercedes-Benz takes the technological lead not just in the bus segment but in automotive construction worldwide.
Jaguar F-Pace: connected and electrified
22 September 2020
Jaguar F-Pace: connected and electrified
Jaguar F-Pace now has a new exterior, beautifully crafted all-new interior, latest generation Pivi Pro infotainment and the choice of in-line four and six-cylinder engines including PHEV and MHEV technology
EV batteries made from deep-sea rocks dramatically reduce carbon
22 September 2020
EV batteries made from deep-sea rocks dramatically reduce carbon
New research shows that polymetallic rocks found on the deep-ocean floor can supply hundreds of millions of tons of important battery metals to store energy and power EVs with far less impact on the climate than mining the same metals from the land
TIS to join Swiss Re ADAS risk platform
21 September 2020
TIS to join Swiss Re ADAS risk platform
Toyota Insurance Services (TIS)/Toyota Insurance Management Europe and Swiss Re are partnering up to further develop the Swiss Re ADAS risk score.
Aston Martin wins at Le Mans
21 September 2020
Aston Martin wins at Le Mans
Aston Martin has won the 88th 24 Hours of Le Mans. AM was last victorious in the world-famous event in 2017, recorded its best ever result at the Circuit de la Sarthe by winning both GT classes and with three crews standing on the podium.
Mercedes-Benz EQV: electric, versatile, intelligent
20 September 2020
Mercedes-Benz EQV: electric, versatile, intelligent
The Mercedes-Benz EQV (combined power consumption: 26.4-26.3 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km)is the first premium MPV from Mercedes-Benz with purely battery-electric drive.
Moke UK relaunch
17 September 2020
Moke UK relaunch
Moke International Limited has announced the return of one of Britain's great automotive icons
Solera Audatex launches AudaTarget into the Irish market
16 September 2020
Solera Audatex launches AudaTarget into the Irish market
AudaTarget enables data-driven smart decisions throughout the accident-to-settlement experience from First Notification of Loss (FNOL)
RAC Government announces new initiatives on World EV Day to boost electric car uptake
16 September 2020
RAC Government announces new initiatives on World EV Day to boost electric car uptake
Commenting on electric vehicle new initiatives announced today by the Government that coincide with the inaugural World EV Day
CLEPA  Summer recess over, Brexit and CO2 policy take centre stage
16 September 2020
CLEPA Summer recess over, Brexit and CO2 policy take centre stage
With an Indian summer sweeping over Brussels, the heat is on politically as well with important dossiers gearing up for conclusion.
NFDA addresses key EV issues
15 September 2020
NFDA addresses key EV issues
NFDA EV Group meets to discuss key issues facing dealers and provide NFDA with industry insights.
IAAF warns of 'rise of counterfeit parts' in new government report
15 September 2020
IAAF warns of 'rise of counterfeit parts' in new government report
The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation has warned that the coronavirus pandemic could contribute to a rise of counterfeit car parts entering the UK automotive industry in the latest Annual IP Crime and Enforcement Report: 2019 to 2020.
AW Repair strengthens ties with LV= GI
15 September 2020
AW Repair strengthens ties with LV= GI
AW Repair Group has announced further strengthening of its relationship with Liverpool Victoria General Insurance (LV= GI).
EV Day initiative
14 September 2020
EV Day initiative
Highways England's green incentive scheme with a multi-million-pound investment that allows businesses to try electric vehicles for free before they buy
Maserati unveils super sports car
14 September 2020
Maserati unveils super sports car
Maserati enters a new Era with MC20, a super sports car that combines performance, sportiness and luxury in the Maserati style. MC20 was presented to the world in Modena on 9 September during the "MMXX: Time to be audacious" event
Lucid Motors partners with Zerolight
14 September 2020
Lucid Motors partners with Zerolight
Lucid Motors has partnered with ZeroLight to launch a cloud-powered App for customers to explore, customise, or buy the new Lucid Air pure-electric luxury sedan
IBISConnect Latin America – another success
14 September 2020
IBISConnect Latin America – another success
The second in the series of innovative simulcasts from IBIS – has been hailed an immense success by delegates and sponsors alike for providing insights, data and business solutions for the regional and global collision repair markets
VW ensures greater transparency in battery raw materials procurement
11 September 2020
VW ensures greater transparency in battery raw materials procurement
The Volkswagen Group is ensuring greater transparency and responsibility in its raw material supply chains for batteries. To that end, the company has entered a strategic partnership with RCS Global, an agency specialising in supply chain analysis
SYNETIQ secures contract with Stocalfe Response
10 September 2020
SYNETIQ secures contract with Stocalfe Response
Salvage and vehicle recycling company, SYNETIQ, has announced a new partnership with Stocalfe Response, a provider of accident and fleet management services.
Nissan, Renault and Uber sign EV MoU
10 September 2020
Nissan, Renault and Uber sign EV MoU
The Alliance of Renault and Nissan has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Uber intended to increase journeys in electric vehicles in Europe
Volkswagen extends cooperation with independent Sustainability Council
10 September 2020
Volkswagen extends cooperation with independent Sustainability Council
The Volkswagen Group is extending cooperation with its independent Sustainability Council for a further two years. Volkswagen is thus continuing to vigorously pursue its sustainability targets with the focus on becoming carbon neutral by 2050
Improving standards of expert witness evidence in Scotland
09 September 2020
Improving standards of expert witness evidence in Scotland
A brand new university certificated training programme will be launched virtually on tomorrow - Thursday 10 September 2020 4.45 pm.
New data shows 5% increase in detected fraudulent insurance claims
09 September 2020
New data shows 5% increase in detected fraudulent insurance claims
Figures released today by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) reveal 107,000 fraudulent insurance claims worth £1.2 billion were uncovered by insurers in 2019 – a 5% increase from 2018.
Motorists call on manufacturers to delay introduction of speed limiters in UK
08 September 2020
Motorists call on manufacturers to delay introduction of speed limiters in UK
The majority of motorists want manufacturers to put the brakes on introducing speed limiters in all new cars according to a poll by Motorpoint.
LCV market drops by -16.1% as businesses wait for plate change
08 September 2020
LCV market drops by -16.1% as businesses wait for plate change
The UK new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market saw a 16.1% decrease in demand in August.
Redde Northgate confirms NARS acquisition
07 September 2020
Redde Northgate confirms NARS acquisition
Redde Northgate has confirmed the acquisition of the majority of Nationwide Accident Repair Services sites for an initial £11m plus a further £5m deferred.
Strong new car sales continue for carwow in August
07 September 2020
Strong new car sales continue for carwow in August
As the SMMT reveals the latest new car registrations, Head of OEM at carwow, Sepi Arani offers an insight into consumer demand from car comparison websites
MG best-ever August sales, continues to buck market trends
04 September 2020
MG best-ever August sales, continues to buck market trends
MG Motor is racing ahead as Britain's fastest-growing car brand after announcing its best-ever August sales figures, up an astonishing 52.3% against the same month in 2019
Couple sentenced after playing victim of bogus collisions
04 September 2020
Couple sentenced after playing victim of bogus collisions
Bedfordshire couple sentenced for pretending to be victim of a series of made-up motor collisions following an investigation IFED and IFB
Groupe PSA and Total joint European battery manufacturing venture
04 September 2020
Groupe PSA and Total joint European battery manufacturing venture
With this partnership, ACC, the parties are setting up a new player in the development and manufacture of high-performance batteries for the automotive industry from 2023.
UK buyers think 2035 too soon for fuel switch
04 September 2020
UK buyers think 2035 too soon for fuel switch
SMMT is calling on government to commit to significant long-term incentives for electric vehicle (EV) purchase and binding targets on charging infrastructure, as a new survey suggests almost half of UK motorists don't feel ready for 2035 switch
Cenex moves annual LCV and CAM events online
03 September 2020
Cenex moves annual LCV and CAM events online
Cenex, the organiser of the annual Low Carbon Vehicle (Cenex-LCV) and Connected Automated Mobility (Cenex-CAM) events, has announced that both events, originally planned to take place at Millbrook in Bedfordshire, will now be held online

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