In an NFDA survey ahead of the General Election, 69% of retailers said their top concerns were slowing demand in EVs and meeting ZEV Mandate targets. This is way ahead of the second-highest concern,...

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LOTUS U-TURNS ON AGENCY ZEV PRESSURE LAID BARE IN NFDA ELECTION SURVEY JONATHAN GRAVELL TO DISCUSS ZEV MANDATE ON AUTO RETAIL LIVE CAZOO ANNOUNCES WINDING-UP VOTE 50% OF US RETAILERS DOWN AFTER CDK...

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Pro-EV lobbying and data NGO New Automotive has joined a growing number of firms criticising the way SMMT reports retail electric car demand, claiming falling private demand for EVs is a “myth based...

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CAR INDUSTRY ‘WRONG ABOUT FALLING RETAIL EV DEMAND’ MOTOR TRADE ‘A JOB BRITS DON’T WANT TO DO’ AFI REBRANDS AS AUTOMOTIVE LEADERSHIP NETWORK FLEETS CALL FOR OEMS TO SOLVE 12V BATTERY ISSUES...

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MARSHALL TO REPLICATE PENRAGON DIVISIONS? FCA DCA DEADLINE PUSHBACK INTO 2025 ‘LIKELY’ AUTO RETAILERS IN RICH LIST 2024 FIRST FISKER RETAILER OPENS IN NOTTINGHAM AUTO RETAIL LIVE BUSINESS BOOSTER...

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Following fears the new ICE market may slow in the second half of 2024, due to potential sales restrictions from brands eager to meet ZEV Mandate targets, there are fresh hopes used cars could take up...

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COX ‘CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC’ ABOUT USED CARS IN 2024 UK URGED TO AVOID US 100% TARIFFS ON CHINESE CARS FOS HAS 20k MOTOR FINANCE COMPLAINTS AUTO RETAIL LIVE BUSINESS BAROMETER CHINA RETAILERS DITCH...

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1 in 10 new EVs are being sold with a discount of 20%, new research from Auto Trader has revealed – to offset list prices that are, on average, 33% higher than ICE equivalents. The research found...

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EV DISCOUNTS MOUNTING AS OEMS AIM FOR 22% MIX AUTO RETAIL LIVE BUSINESS BOOSTER CHIPPENHAM KIA ON SALE FOR £5m KIA EV EDUCATION AT RETAILERS US PUBLIC RETAILERS IN PROFIT PRESSURE 10 ASBURY RETAILERS...

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A number of factors look set to make used car stocking and funding a key area of focus in the year ahead. These include used car value realignment, an increased focus on costs/overheads, the...

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BEV REGISTRATIONS OFF TO A ROCKY START IN 2024 JLR REAFFIRMS AGENCY SALES DATE AUTO RETAIL LIVE PODCAST: LISTEN NOW McLAREN RECEIVES YET MORE BAHRAIN FUNDS RETAILERS: BIDEN EV STRATEGY ‘TOO...

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Being a senior manager at an OEM, franchise retailer or independent retailer is never an easy job, but 2024 could be one of the most difficult to predict yet. Just as the market had got used to a new...

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With new ZEV mix targets, 2024 looks challenging for a number of OEM groups. As things stand – based on the evidence of BEV mix achieved in the 12 months from October 2022 to September 2023 – only...

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I wouldn’t want to be a product planner in 2024, said SMMT chief executive Mike Hawes in a new year briefing on what 2024 has in store for the UK automotive industry. The roll-out of the ZEV Mandate...

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The ZEV Mandate could lead to EVs becoming more affordable due to the steep £15k per-car fine if too few are sold. It comes into force on 1 January 2024 and requires OEMs to hit a 22% EV target,...

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All eight of the Stellantis brands, including the commercial vehicle operations, will move to agency agreements, but not until “late 2026” at the earliest, according to new UK group managing...

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Tesla looks set rake in a near £400 million windfall in 2024 by selling Government electric car credits to rival brands – funds which the company could use to attract more buyers to the brand....

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One year ago, Stellantis in the UK, under the control of Paul Willcox, set out his plan for the network including cutting the number of retailers, the volume aspirations and the plan to ‘go...

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Unlike rival Mercedes, BMW has adopted a multi-powertrain strategy to electrify its model line-up. The new BMW 5 Series, traditionally one of its most profitable models, is the latest to adopt this,...

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The Government’s decision to delay the petrol and diesel ban won’t have come as a surprise to retailers given that 85% of them didn’t think it would go ahead as planned anyway. That’s...

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