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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All Skoda retailers must complete in-house training for both technicians and sales staff by next January as it prepares to launch a range of electric cars. The company would not say how much it will...

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The volume of stock currently on offer in wholesale auction channels is high. The number of cars sold in January and February was in line with last year, although first time conversion rates have been...

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    SYTNER SETS 100% ABSORPTION TARGET DEBT CUT AHEAD OF BREXIT DOWNTURN AFTERSALES CONFERENCE FOCUSES ON PROFIT CONTRIBUTION BCA SIGNS NEW DEAL WITH HALLIWELL JONES VOLVO EXPECTS EV MARGIN...

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Earlier this week I tuned into a webinar during which two themes in particular caught my attention, one highlighting a gap in the market and the second being the corollary of that, a good opportunity...

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We can reflect on 2018 as the year of the used car when values remained strong even when volumes rose in the market. From December, however, values have dropped and February saw the first downward...

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A raft of new Peugeot models are coming to the market, maintaining the strategy of quality and perception that has seen market share grow, residual values increase significantly, and dealer return on...

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Peugeot retailers have until the end of the year to invest in electric chargers or face losing the franchise. The national sales company estimates a maximum spend of £40,000 which can be financed...

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Desire for car ownership remains strong, especially amongst the young, and drivers are considering a dramatic switch to electric and hybrid vehicles (EVs). These are some of the key findings an...

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As an industry, we are always worried about losing something. Whether it’s market share, margin or employees, there is always something at the back of our minds about how we can stay ahead of the...

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The retail sector has suffered a raft of CVAs and administrations during 2018 and one of several contributing factors has been the continued growth of online shopping and the change in consumer...

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As consumers entertain more options in meeting their transportation needs, the latest Global Automotive Consumer Study from Deloitte focuses on perceptions of advanced vehicle technologies, and finds...

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While sales are increasing, in 2016, a record new car market year, electric vehicles (EVs) made up only 0.4% of registrations. EV market share increased in 2017 to 0.5% and so far this year they...

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