Your latest CPD training module – Air conditioning
23 July 2021
Your latest CPD training module – Air conditioning
The IAEA's latest CPD module is now available for in the members in the Members area of the IAEA website
Meet Jason Russell
23 July 2021
Meet Jason Russell
Jason is Winner of the VDA Award 2020
Loyal insurance customers set to benefit from UK shake-up
04 August 2021
Loyal insurance customers set to benefit from UK shake-up
The start of 2022 will see a fundamental shift in the car and home insurance market for UK consumers: under new rules, providers will be forced to offer existing clients the same terms at renewal as they would receive as a new customer
Global skills shortage threatens the future of historic vehicles
04 August 2021
Global skills shortage threatens the future of historic vehicles
Some of the most iconic vehicles in history could be lost to the future unless new blood is introduced to the restoration industry
Higher repair costs if UK approves ban on aftermarket parts
03 August 2021
Higher repair costs if UK approves ban on aftermarket parts
UK vehicle part suppliers are urging the government to veto a proposal they say would cost the average car owner an extra £100 on repairs
Slow down – speed operation week
03 August 2021
Slow down – speed operation week
GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging drivers to choose safe, legal speeds for all their road journeys
Dedicated EV-only new and used car sales - JustGoEV
02 August 2021
Dedicated EV-only new and used car sales - JustGoEV
Car buyers looking for an electric, plug-in or hybrid car can now do so without having to filter through thousands of internal combustion vehicles thanks to the launch of the UK's first all-EV new and used car marketplace
Seven-in-10 drivers would like lower motorway speed limits in wet weather
02 August 2021
Seven-in-10 drivers would like lower motorway speed limits in wet weather
Nearly three-quarters of drivers (72%) would like to see the standard 70mph speed limit on motorways reduced in wet weather to improve road safety and encourage better driving habits, RAC research has found
UK chips supply down, still affecting car production
30 July 2021
UK chips supply down, still affecting car production
The recovery of car production in the UK is being hampered by a lack of staff and the global shortage of chips
UK commercial vehicle production up for fourth consecutive month
30 July 2021
UK commercial vehicle production up for fourth consecutive month
UK CV production grew to 5,808 units in June according to the latest figures released today by the SMMT
Brooklands to celebrate 95th Anniversary of first British Grand Prix
30 July 2021
Brooklands to celebrate 95th Anniversary of first British Grand Prix
Brooklands Relived on 7th August, Brooklands Museum is preparing to celebrate the 95th anniversary of the first Grand Prix to take place on British soil
Vehicle depreciation report
29 July 2021
Vehicle depreciation report
Latest research by Zutobi reveals the car models with the lowest depreciation rates after 3 years
EV car searches up to 30 times more likely to result in a sale
29 July 2021
EV car searches up to 30 times more likely to result in a sale
Searches for electric vehicles (EVs) are up to 30 times more likely to result in a purchase than searches for conventional petrol and diesel-engine cars, according to a new study
EV running costs half that of petrol cars
29 July 2021
EV running costs half that of petrol cars
New research shows that the annual cost of running an electric car is nearly half that of a petrol equivalent
VMs beginning to scale back EV investment
28 July 2021
VMs beginning to scale back EV investment
The world's top 20 car manufacturers spent £71.7bn on research and development in 2019/20 as the rush towards electrification gathered pace according to accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP
Nissan Sunderland recruitment drive
28 July 2021
Nissan Sunderland recruitment drive
Nissan has confirmed it is hiring another 400 people at its Sunderland plant as it ramps up production of its Qashqai, Juke and Leaf models
Final easing of lockdown expected to spark rise in 'Crash 4 Cash' induced collisions
27 July 2021
Final easing of lockdown expected to spark rise in 'Crash 4 Cash' induced collisions
Ageas is predicting a rise in induced road collisions, also known as 'Crash 4 Cash' scams, over the coming months as the UK leaves lockdown
Holidaying students fuel spike in car subscription enquiries
27 July 2021
Holidaying students fuel spike in car subscription enquiries
Record numbers of students are enquiring about short-term car subscriptions for the summer holidays, according to the UK's biggest vehicle subscription company
Some nearly new cars surge ahead of brand-new RRP
23 July 2021
Some nearly new cars surge ahead of brand-new RRP
According to the latest data from Auto Trader, the exceptionally strong levels of consumer demand in the market is continuing to fuel record price growth
Thatcham Research EV Ready training programme
22 July 2021
Thatcham Research EV Ready training programme
Thatcham Research is supporting the pressing need for automotive businesses and their employees to learn how to handle electric vehicles safely and effectively by unveiling their EV Ready training programme
Volkswagen Group more than doubles deliveries of all-electric vehicles in first half year
21 July 2021
Volkswagen Group more than doubles deliveries of all-electric vehicles in first half year
The Volkswagen Group has continued its electric offensive in the first half of 2021
Peugeot introduces updates to 108 City Car
20 July 2021
Peugeot introduces updates to 108 City Car
The 2021 updates add a new look with alternative paint colours and interior details, with the 108 now exclusively offered as a five-door variant going forward
New Fiat 500 gets best electric car award
20 July 2021
New Fiat 500 gets best electric car award
New Fiat 500 has picked up recognition as the go to electric car, having most recently been announced as Best Electric Car at Marie Claire UK inaugural Sustainability Awards
BMH new products for Triumph TR4A/5/6 models
16 July 2021
BMH new products for Triumph TR4A/5/6 models
BMH is broadening its support to the TR sports car fraternity
Five most popular cars for summer staycations
16 July 2021
Five most popular cars for summer staycations
UK vehicle subscription business, Wagonex has released its list of the five popular models searched for by British families planning their summer staycations
SMMT reacts to Transport Decarbonisation Plan
16 July 2021
SMMT reacts to Transport Decarbonisation Plan
SMMT response to Government publishing world's first 'greenprint' to decarbonise all modes of domestic transport by 2050
NBRA Launches Repair Industry Requirements (RIR) for ADAS
15 July 2021
NBRA Launches Repair Industry Requirements (RIR) for ADAS
"With vehicle technology advancing at a fast pace, it is essential that the bodyshop industry ensures that its repairs are to the required standard and specification", Chris Weeks, director NBRA
Toyota and Woven Planet to further automated mapping platform
15 July 2021
Toyota and Woven Planet to further automated mapping platform
Woven Planet Holdings, a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation, has announced the acquisition of Carmera, a US spatial AI company, which specialises in bringing next-generation road intelligence to automated mobility at scale
Fix Auto launches new division to serve network
14 July 2021
Fix Auto launches new division to serve network
Three years after pledging to invest and develop a new division, Fix Auto UK has completed its goal of forming its own team of field-based vehicle engineers dedicated to serving its franchise partners
Paint prices on the rise
13 July 2021
Paint prices on the rise
With no end in sight for the ongoing raw material availability crisis, BCF's latest statistics confirm further sharp increases in raw material prices for our industry
All-new Astra on its way
13 July 2021
All-new Astra on its way
With the all-new Astra, the British manufacturer is now opening the next chapter: for the first time, the compact class model is available with electric drive
New electric car sales jump 50% in just one month
12 July 2021
New electric car sales jump 50% in just one month
June was another month that demonstrated the seemingly inexorable rise in the popularity of new electric cars
New car market recovery squeezed by supply issues
12 July 2021
New car market recovery squeezed by supply issues
New car registrations in June grew 28.0% year-on-year to 186,128, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)'s latest figures
Dive In Festival 2021 calls for active allyship
12 July 2021
Dive In Festival 2021 calls for active allyship
The 7th global festival for diversity and inclusion confirmed for 21 – 23 September 2021
Ready. Steady. Grow. Register now for IBISConnect Africa 2021
09 July 2021
Ready. Steady. Grow. Register now for IBISConnect Africa 2021
The second IBISConnect Africa virtual event will be held on 29 July
Vauxhall to be all-electric in 2028
09 July 2021
Vauxhall to be all-electric in 2028
Vauxhall is opening the next chapter of its comprehensive electrification offensive: the British brand will focus entirely on full battery electric vehicles from 2028
Paris climate targets a challenge
08 July 2021
Paris climate targets a challenge
A Swiss Re report finds the pathway reducing CO2 emissions is the priority and then any unavoidable emissions need to be removed from the atmosphere and stored permanently
Axalta set to acquire U-POL
08 July 2021
Axalta set to acquire U-POL
Axalta Coating Systemshas announced that it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire U-POL Holdings
Sensata Technologies' power disconnect
08 July 2021
Sensata Technologies' power disconnect
Sensata Technologies has announced its new power disconnect solution has been chosen by several leading charging infrastructure OEMs to enable faster and safer DC fast charging
Lotus launch the Emira
08 July 2021
Lotus launch the Emira
The Emira is an all-new mid-engined premium sports car that embodies the ongoing transformation of the Lotus business and brand
Kangoo and Mokka achieve four stars in latest Euro NCAP safety tests
07 July 2021
Kangoo and Mokka achieve four stars in latest Euro NCAP safety tests
The Mercedes-Benz GLA and electric Mercedes-EQ EQA are also given ratings based on the 2019 five-star rating of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class, from which the vehicles are largely derived
TfL to lower speed limits on its roads in Westminster
07 July 2021
TfL to lower speed limits on its roads in Westminster
Transport for London (TfL) has set out the next stage of its plans to make its roads in Westminster safer, which would see speed limits on almost all TfL roads in the borough reduced to 20mph
AW Repair Group moves to escribe methods
07 July 2021
AW Repair Group moves to escribe methods
In a reinvigorated relationship, AW Repair Group, has chosen Thatcham Research as its preferred supplier of choice for methods repair data and technical support
Stellantis new era for Ellesmere Port
07 July 2021
Stellantis new era for Ellesmere Port
Stellantis has announced a £100million investment in Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port manufacturing plant to transform the site for a new era in electric vehicle manufacturing
CAPS reports 13% rise in claims through June
06 July 2021
CAPS reports 13% rise in claims through June
The latest CAPS Consortium motor claims analysis, for June, shows a 13% increase in claims activity exchanged across its platform compared to the preceding month
Highway Code changes to include smart motorway coverage
06 July 2021
Highway Code changes to include smart motorway coverage
The RAC reports The Highway Code will be updated later this year to include specific guidance on driving on smart motorways, including the controversial all lane running schemes where there is no longer a hard shoulder
Volvo Concept Recharge is a manifesto for Volvo Cars' pure electric future
05 July 2021
Volvo Concept Recharge is a manifesto for Volvo Cars' pure electric future
For Volvo Cars, electrification is more than simply a shift in powertrains. It represents a new paradigm in car design and the Volvo Concept Recharge is a manifesto for the next generation of all-electric Volvos
Flying car completes first ever inter-city flight
05 July 2021
Flying car completes first ever inter-city flight
Science fiction is now a reality
Enterprise expands Flex-E-Rent fleet with 100 plug-in electric vans
02 July 2021
Enterprise expands Flex-E-Rent fleet with 100 plug-in electric vans
The electric vans will be available for daily rental as well as for longer-term flexible rental at 14 Enterprise Flex-E-Rent depots in the South of England and the Midlands
PPG showcase future of automotive colour styling, application technology at Surcar Europe 2021
02 July 2021
PPG showcase future of automotive colour styling, application technology at Surcar Europe 2021
Surcar Europe 2021 automotive engineering and design show, is being held this week in Cannes, France
Nissan unveils EV36Zero – a £1bn electric vehicle hub
01 July 2021
Nissan unveils EV36Zero – a £1bn electric vehicle hub
Centred around the record-breaking plant in Sunderland, UK, Nissan EV36Zero will supercharge the company's drive to carbon neutrality and establish a new 360-degree solution for zero-emission motoring
Is MaaS the solution to road congestion?
01 July 2021
Is MaaS the solution to road congestion?
Study by Cubic Corporation's Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) business division indicates that transportation leaders believe Mobility on Demand (MOD) and Mobility as a Service (MaaS) are the ultimate forward-thinking solutions
Car price inflation exceeding wage rises
01 July 2021
Car price inflation exceeding wage rises
Research from Moneybarn has found that some models have more than doubled in price since 2011, while wages have risen only a fraction of that
Covéa virtual work experience programme
30 June 2021
Covéa virtual work experience programme
Covéa Insurance has announced the launch of a free virtual work experience programme for young people studying at school or college
SMMT launches automotive action plan
30 June 2021
SMMT launches automotive action plan
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has launched a new plan to secure the future of the UK automotive industry
National Motor Museum Trust recruiting chief executive
29 June 2021
National Motor Museum Trust recruiting chief executive
The National Motor Museum Trust is recruiting a chief executive to lead it on the next step of its journey, as it looks towards its own future and the future of mobility
Volkswagen introduces airport-style digital check-in kiosks
29 June 2021
Volkswagen introduces airport-style digital check-in kiosks
The kiosks allow contact-free and efficient arrivals at participating sites, for further convenience to customers
Private parking firms issue 12,000 tickets a day
28 June 2021
Private parking firms issue 12,000 tickets a day
Despite collapse in car travel private parking firms issued 4.4 million parking tickets in 12 months
Covéa Insurance and Vitality tie up - 'VitalityCar'
28 June 2021
Covéa Insurance and Vitality tie up - 'VitalityCar'
Covéa Insurance and Vitality have launched a direct-to-consumer car insurance proposition which incentivises and rewards good driving and enables UK motorists to better control their insurance costs
BYD and ADL largest UK electric bus order
25 June 2021
BYD and ADL largest UK electric bus order
BYD UK and Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) are set to deliver the UK's largest-ever electric bus order
Hidden drivers in autonomous delivery vans trial
25 June 2021
Hidden drivers in autonomous delivery vans trial
Hermes and Ford are conducting trials with 'hidden' drivers to help understand how people are likely to respond to autonomous delivery vehicles
GKN Automotive innovative two-in-one eDrive system for best-selling electric city car
24 June 2021
GKN Automotive innovative two-in-one eDrive system for best-selling electric city car
GKN Automotive is supplying its integrated two-in-one eDrive system, including a first in-house developed eMotor, to an all-electric city car now on sale
PPG's commercial transport ColorReader
24 June 2021
PPG's commercial transport ColorReader
PPG has introduced ColorReader, its new digital colour identification tool for the commercial transport sector
New hydrogen station for TfL buses
24 June 2021
New hydrogen station for TfL buses
London has 9,000 buses operating with a zero-emission target by 2037
Strong May marketplace sees records tumble at BCA
23 June 2021
Strong May marketplace sees records tumble at BCA
May 2021 saw an exceptionally strong performance at BCA with record numbers of customers buying online
Switch Live 2022 at Silverstone
23 June 2021
Switch Live 2022 at Silverstone
Silverstone will next year play host to an all-new experiential motoring event, Switch Live, which is being created to entertain and inform everyone interested in sustainable mobility
IBISTV Global Summit – back by popular demand
22 June 2021
IBISTV Global Summit – back by popular demand
IBISTV Global Summit, the live three-hour business magazine programme for the leaders and decision makers in the global auto collision repair industry, is back for its second edition on Thursday, 24 June
Councils outside London to have new road enforcement powers
22 June 2021
Councils outside London to have new road enforcement powers
Councils outside London and Cardiff to be given powers to enforce moving traffic offences (such as drivers stopping in yellow box junctions) from this December
Volvo Car Group and Northvolt to join forces in battery development and production
21 June 2021
Volvo Car Group and Northvolt to join forces in battery development and production
Volvo Car Group is to establish a joint venture with leading Swedish battery company Northvolt to develop and produce more sustainable batteries
Volkswagen look at 3D printing in vehicle production
21 June 2021
Volkswagen look at 3D printing in vehicle production
For the first time, the newest process – known as binder jetting – is being used to manufacture components at the company's main plant in Wolfsburg, Germany
Glasgow City Council hydrogen RCV fleet
18 June 2021
Glasgow City Council hydrogen RCV fleet
Glasgow City Council has agreed to purchase 19 hydrogen-fuelled refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) from a partnership between Farid Hillend Engineering and Arcola Energy, creating the largest fleet of its type in the world
Royal Mail electric fleet grows
18 June 2021
Royal Mail electric fleet grows
Around 3,000 additional electric vehicles are set to join Royal Mail's UK fleet
EU semiconductor shortages may be felt well into 2022
17 June 2021
EU semiconductor shortages may be felt well into 2022
The second quarter of 2021 has been very challenging, and we still see disruptions in manufacturing, with production delays and occasional stop-and-go situations
Volvo Cars explores fossil-free steel with SSAB
17 June 2021
Volvo Cars explores fossil-free steel with SSAB
Volvo Cars is teaming up with Swedish steel maker SSAB to jointly explore the development of fossil-free, high-quality steel for use in the automotive industry
BMW i Hydrogen NEXT testing with begins
16 June 2021
BMW i Hydrogen NEXT testing with begins
The BMW Group is beginning to test near-standard vehicles with a hydrogen fuel cell drive train in everyday conditions on European roads
Qashqai production begins
16 June 2021
Qashqai production begins
Nissan has begun production of its new hybrid Qashqai at its Sunderland plant
Scania publishes life cycle assessment of battery electric vehicles
16 June 2021
Scania publishes life cycle assessment of battery electric vehicles
As the first player in the heavy commercial vehicle industry, Scania publishes a life cycle assessment (LCA) of distribution vehicles.
back to live! - 10th Annual MSO Symposium
15 June 2021
back to live! - 10th Annual MSO Symposium
The Automotive Service Association has announced that the 2021 MSO Symposium will be taking place as a live and in-person event on Monday, November 1st at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV
LV= reports 30% increase in car claims as restrictions ease
15 June 2021
LV= reports 30% increase in car claims as restrictions ease
LV= General Insurance has reported a 30% increase in motor claims in the last month, compared to the beginning of 2021
Jaguar Land Rover to develop hydrogen-powered Defender fuel cell prototype
15 June 2021
Jaguar Land Rover to develop hydrogen-powered Defender fuel cell prototype
Jaguar Land Rover is developing a prototype hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) based on the new Land Rover Defender, with testing scheduled to begin this year
Polestar UK now offers customers access to 100 service points
15 June 2021
Polestar UK now offers customers access to 100 service points
As Polestar continues to grow its operations in the UK market, the brand is reinforcing its commitment to easily accessible after sales care with the appointment of 100 authorised service points across the British Isles
Daimler Trucks begins rigorous testing of its fuel−cell truck
15 June 2021
Daimler Trucks begins rigorous testing of its fuel−cell truck
Daimler Trucks is focusing on hydrogen-powered fuel-cells for the electrification of its vehicles for flexible and demanding long-haul transport
Simply Ford returns to Beaulieu
15 June 2021
Simply Ford returns to Beaulieu
One of Beaulieu's biggest and best-loved rallies, Simply Ford, will be returning to the Beaulieu parkland on Sunday 18th
Aviva and Darwin announce five-year strategic partnership
14 June 2021
Aviva and Darwin announce five-year strategic partnership
Aviva plc and Darwin Innovation Group are pleased to announce that they are entering into a five-year strategic partnership, beginning with collaboration on an exciting autonomous vehicle trial
Battery recycling made easy
14 June 2021
Battery recycling made easy
Engineeers at IAV have developed a battery concept that is much easier to recycle than existing battery systems and, on top of that, has a much better CO2 balance
Vehicle supply issues risk recovery, says fleet industry
14 June 2021
Vehicle supply issues risk recovery, says fleet industry
Findings from the BVRLA's latest Business Impact Survey show that, although the vehicle rental and leasing industry is optimistic about economic recovery, there is widespread concern about vehicle supply, for vans in particular
SORN figures soar during covid
11 June 2021
SORN figures soar during covid
Kwik Fit has found that the pandemic resulted in an additional quarter of a million cars taken off the road
Wireless charging project for long haul electric trucks
11 June 2021
Wireless charging project for long haul electric trucks
A project led by Coventry City Council and supported by Ricardo and Western Power Distribution (WPD) has launched a new study into dynamic wireless charging technology for CV operators
Unipart secures JLR logistics contract
10 June 2021
Unipart secures JLR logistics contract
Unipart has been selected by Jaguar Land Rover to provide aftermarket parts logistics for both the Jaguar and Land Rover brands
Fleet industry calls for review of the Advisory Electricity Rate for EVs
10 June 2021
Fleet industry calls for review of the Advisory Electricity Rate for EVs
The Association of Fleet Professionals and the BVRLA have joined forces to call upon Government to take steps to ensure that the Advisory Electricity Rate (AER) for electric vehicles is fit-for-purpose
Microvast join forces with Gaussin to develop zero-emission next-gen skateboard truck platform
10 June 2021
Microvast join forces with Gaussin to develop zero-emission next-gen skateboard truck platform
Both companies have announced the partnership to integrate Microvast's new generation of batteries for electric and hydrogen skateboard applications of Gaussin
Solera acquisition trail continues
09 June 2021
Solera acquisition trail continues
Solera has announced three new acquisitions intended to further streamline its end-to-end vehicle lifecycle solutions
Celebrating E-type's 60th anniversary
09 June 2021
Celebrating E-type's 60th anniversary
Over the weekend of 12 and 13 June at the historic Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb course, E-types of every description will gather to celebrate the E-type's 60th anniversary
Car clubs reducing cars on road
08 June 2021
Car clubs reducing cars on road
Nearly 100,000 private vehicles have been taken off the road as rising number of people sign up to car clubs
All-New Astra – first glimpse
08 June 2021
All-New Astra – first glimpse
The All-New Astra is the first generation of the British brand's compact car to be electrified
MG motor achieves 30% EV sales
07 June 2021
MG motor achieves 30% EV sales
Electric models accounted for more than three in 10 sales for MG Motor, as it took a market share of over 1.5% for the fourth month this year
Whiplash reforms - over £1 billion savings
07 June 2021
Whiplash reforms - over £1 billion savings
Motorists across England and Wales will save up to £35 a year on their insurance as new rules on whiplash claims came into force 31 May
Demand for used cars up
04 June 2021
Demand for used cars up
According to the Auto Trader Retail Price Index, used car prices were up more than eight per cent on a like-for-like basis in May, compared to the same month last year
Car Charging Shop partners with IDES
04 June 2021
Car Charging Shop partners with IDES
Car Charging Shop has partnered with IDES for its car charging installations nationwide

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