Mini UK and Ireland director David George insists the launch of the new Mini Electric will mark a tipping point for EVs. “With minimal above-the-line push, and before anyone’s driven it, we’ve...

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According to SMMT data, new sales of alternative fuelled vehicles reached record levels in 2019, representing over 14% market share for the first time. In the wholesale market, the past year also saw...

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Used hybrids and newer electric vehicles experienced stronger residual values in 2019, while diesels were more stable than petrol equivalents according to market analyst Cazana. The firm’s data...

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We’ve written a lot about car CO2 emissions recently because of the impact the new 95g/km target will have on not just car makers, but also retailers and customers. And I don’t expect to the...

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For years there have been prophecies of doom for franchised new car retailers. Many predicted that the internet would create routes to market that would cut out the need for the dealer altogether. But...

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We may still be two or three years from the tipping point where EV volumes become ‘material’ but those years will see rapid change, and retailers need to act now to define their long term strategy...

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The UK’s automotive retailers are expecting 2020 to be another challenging year, with one telling Auto Retail Bulletin that he expects only the very best, and those with the deepest pockets, to...

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December’s new car registrations saw an uplift on the same month in 2018, driven largely by gains of 7.3% in fleet. With the retail market flat and business registrations declining 20.5%, the result...

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Volvo retailers “remain critical” to the customer journey according to the brand’s sales director Matt Galvin, as he revealed that average retailer profits in 2019 are set to finish higher than...

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Peugeot is aiming to keep sales figures for the new 208 at the same 18,000 level as the outgoing car, with the brand saying it is not planning to ‘force’ the new car. UK managing director David...

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Over half of automotive industry leaders believe an iconic car manufacturer will go out of business in the next three years, while 52% believe that a new entrant will disrupt the market with a...

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The latest new car registration figures highlighted an interesting trend; fewer plug-in cars have been registered so far this year, than last. If you think about this, it doesn’t really make sense....

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With concerns for retailers raised over the increased take-up of electric vehicles, we put the question of reduced aftersales revenue to Daksh Gupta, chief executive of Marshall Motor Group, where...

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The widespread adoption of electric vehicles could see retailers’ revenue on servicing drop by 40% and on parts by 20%. So says Petter Nordesjo, former managing director at BMW Sweden and member of...

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Widespread adoption of electric vehicles in the UK could see retailers’ aftersales profits drop 40% on servicing and 20% on parts. The figures are a warning from Norway where full EVs already...

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Retailers are preparing to handle record numbers of buyers who have paid deposits or registered expressions of interest as buyers queue up to take delivery of new EV models. Volkswagen has already...

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Has the Hyundai experience with its Kona EV shone a spotlight on a potentially huge but so far little talked about fly in the whole EV ointment? You probably know that Hyundai has an order bank of...

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Future goals to reduce pollution through the increased take-up of electric vehicles are to be applauded but not enough is being done to build consumer confidence and acceptance in the short term....

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Nothing seems to sum up the future direction of the automotive industry more clearly than news that Toyota and parts maker, Denso, are to invest $667m dollars in Uber’s self-driving car division....

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Fiat head of Brand Olivier Francois has been in charge of the Italian carmaker since 2011, which he admits is much longer than most industry leaders remain in one role. But this is a positive, he...

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