Sales of plug-in cars in Norway are now above 75%. Thanks to taxation, in both the carrot and stick forms, over the course of the past five to 10 years the country has seen the uptake of both plug-in...

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Renault retailers are better prepared than most for the electrification of motoring thanks to almost a decade of selling fully electric vehicles. The first models went on sale in 2011 and since then,...

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As the automotive market recovers, it is predicted to experience healthy growth in EV sales, according to new analysis from Frost & Sullivan. In an optimistic scenario, EVs are forecast to grow by...

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An 89% fall in new car registrations in May is no surprise given that retailers’ doors were closed throughout the month, and they were only latterly allowed to begin sales using click and collect...

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Retailers remain reasonably satisfied with their manufacturers’ current electric and plug-in product offerings, and more so with their manufacturers’ proposed vehicle product ranges and the...

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The spread of the Covid-19 pandemic saw an immediate reduction in traffic to car brand sites as consumers focused on more immediate practical concerns and as car brands suspended their campaign...

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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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