VOLVO NETWORK RoS UP 50% IN 2019 ONLINE BUYERS LESS LIKELY TO HAGGLE LUSCOMBE IS DEALER OF THE YEAR LOTUS PLANS NETWORK EXPANSION WORLD NEWS – Mustang Mach-E excites US retailers STOCKWATCH –...

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Lex Autolease this week launched a new initiative to help drive uptake of the Renault Kangoo Z.E. 33 electric van: extended test drives of up to two weeks. This is significantly longer than even...

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Jaguar Land Rover UK MD Rawdon Glover says retailers have quickly discovered selling its electric Jaguar I-Pace is “a very different proposition” to a normal internal combustion engine car – and...

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HALF OF UK’S BUSINESS LEADERS ‘CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC’ FOR 2018 LISTERS HIT BY ARSON ATTACK PLANS FOR NEW AUDI CHELMSFORD SHOWROOM USED VALUES FALL WORLD NEWS – Tesla opens new site in NYC...

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Forecasting is tricky. We usually start by listing the market drivers, and then we work out the relative influence of each and the interactions. For example, burgeoning new car sales increase the size...

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At the risk of upsetting almost every franchised auto retailer I’ve met, I’d like to make the case for more control from the manufacturer....

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  I could just have easily titled this blog ‘Light blue touch-paper and stand well back’, because I suspect what I’m about to say won’t go down well in all quarters. But here goes....

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While sitting in BCA’s Tomorrow’s Technology Today conference last week listening to speakers extolling the virtues of hybrid and electric cars and how their running costs are lower and...

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Hawkins Motors has three Peugeot dealerships in Cornwall and is one of the top retailers of electric cars in Britain. Want to read more articles on this website? You must buy a subscription to carry...

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Two fine examples of marketing hyperbole have kept me amused this week and both of them relate to electric cars – or rather, I should say, sales of electric cars. The first is the new tag line...

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British Gas is best known for supplying gas, electricity or servicing appliances, but is looking to the future and is always striving to help make the world a more sustainable place. We understand...

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Far too many years of covering Budget speeches should have taught me there’s no point in actually listening to what the Chancellor (of any party) has to say. You have to get hold of the full...

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With more and more ‘normal’ electric cars joining the market, following the launch of Nissan Leaf almost a year ago, the manufacturers are thinking more about how they market them. And one...

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I try not to get involved in arguments about electric vehicles because I’m still open-minded on the subject. And this is how I suspect many retailers are on the matter; after all, if they are...

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Those dealers looking forward to any little fillip which electric cars will bring to their showrooms anytime soon will have been less than pleased with Mitsubishi’s honesty this week. The car...

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The biggest game?changer in the automotive industry will be electric vehicles said Bill Ford, executive chairman of the carmaker. He was speaking this week at the close of the SAE World Congress in...

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We’re working on a report about electric cars which involves extensive research of everything from the pro and cons to technology and production techniques. We also think it’s essential to...

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