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
VW Group and 24M Technologies partner on next-gen ev battery manufacturing
09 December 2021
VW Group and 24M Technologies partner on next-gen ev battery manufacturing
Volkswagen Group and 24M Technologies have entered into a strategic partnership to manufacture next-generation lithium-ion EV batteries using the 24M SemiSolid™ platform
Thumbs down for Dacia Spring and Renault Zoe
08 December 2021
Thumbs down for Dacia Spring and Renault Zoe
Euro NCAP releases its final safety ratings of 2021, covering the range from the best to the worst that the car industry has to offer across vehicle categories
e2e names new leader
08 December 2021
e2e names new leader
e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management has appointed a new leader following Neil Joslin's decision to step down after over four years
UK LCV market record month
07 December 2021
UK LCV market record month
The light commercial vehicle (LCV) market recorded the best November in its history, with 31,320 new vans registered
GKN Automotive launches Advanced Research Centre to accelerate the UK's electrified future
06 December 2021
GKN Automotive launches Advanced Research Centre to accelerate the UK's electrified future
The facility has been created to develop next-generation eDrive systems powering future electrified vehicles and increase engineering capability in the UK to meet Net Zero commitment
Charging point numbers fall behind as plug-in vehicles surge
03 December 2021
Charging point numbers fall behind as plug-in vehicles surge
SMMT has revealed that the ratio of vehicle charge points to plug-in cars deteriorated by -31% during 2020
Driverless car-hailing trial underway in Milton Keynes
02 December 2021
Driverless car-hailing trial underway in Milton Keynes
British start-up Imperium Drive has begun the first UK trials of its aptly-named Fetch, a new on-demand car-hailing service using remote-controlled driverless vehicles
Advantage Parts Solutions welcomes industry icon David Shepherd
01 December 2021
Advantage Parts Solutions welcomes industry icon David Shepherd
David Shepherd is set to join automotive parts provider Advantage Parts Solutions as non-executive director
Customer portal developed for dealers
30 November 2021
Customer portal developed for dealers
New technology platform has been launched to help dealers develop long-term relationships with customers
SMMT calls for EV charging acceleration
26 November 2021
SMMT calls for EV charging acceleration
SMMT president and chairman Dr George Gillespie OBE has called for a redoubling of efforts to provide the infrastructure to support the rapid introduction of zero-emission vehicles
Encouraging assisted driving ratings results
25 November 2021
Encouraging assisted driving ratings results
Latest ratings show some VMs getting tech implementation and marketing right
SMMT names new president - Alison Jones
25 November 2021
SMMT names new president - Alison Jones
The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders has appointed Stellantis senior vice president and country manager UK, Alison Jones, as its new president
Synetiq announces 96.3% vehicle recycling figure
24 November 2021
Synetiq announces 96.3% vehicle recycling figure
Synetiq has increased its vehicle recycling capabilities, as it continues to develop operational processes and efficiencies
Ageas/Hills green parts initiative
23 November 2021
Ageas/Hills green parts initiative
Car insurer, Ageas is now using green parts in around one in five of its vehicle repairs
Latest Nissan Leaf scores maximum five-star rating in Green NCAP
22 November 2021
Latest Nissan Leaf scores maximum five-star rating in Green NCAP
Nissan Leaf e+ has passed the comprehensive Green NCAP assessment securing the maximum five-star rating from the independent testing body
Parts shortage creates a boom in the 'chop-shop' market
19 November 2021
Parts shortage creates a boom in the 'chop-shop' market
As the global demand for car parts continues, Tracker Network (UK) Ltd, the stolen vehicle recovery (SVR) expert, is warning motorists to be extra vigilant when it comes to protecting their vehicles from thieves
Brake news!
19 November 2021
Brake news!
More than eight in ten new cars on sale in the UK today come without a manual handbrake as the decline of the fabled car feature continues
Ben Launches Christmas Appeal as demand for support soars
18 November 2021
Ben Launches Christmas Appeal as demand for support soars
Ben, the automotive industry charity, has launched a new Christmas Appeal which aims to raise at least £500,000 to ensure it can support the record numbers of people calling on its services this year
Fit For Me generates £1m for aftermarket
16 November 2021
Fit For Me generates £1m for aftermarket
The online platform from LKQ Euro Car Parts that matches vehicle owners with independent garages, has helped to generate £1m of additional labour for the independent aftermarket
Updated repair standard open for consultation
15 November 2021
Updated repair standard open for consultation
A public consultation into the first major update to the specification for the vehicle damage repair process, BS 10125, has been launched
Demand for diesel cars rises
12 November 2021
Demand for diesel cars rises
New analysis has found demand for diesel rising in the used car market
Senior leadership appointments at the ABI
11 November 2021
Senior leadership appointments at the ABI
Three senior leadership appointments have been confirmed today at the Association of British Insurers (ABI).
2026 marks cross-roads for EV skills gap
11 November 2021
2026 marks cross-roads for EV skills gap
The gap in skills widens as EV adoption accelerates - a shortfall of 35,700 technicians predicted by 2030 if retraining isn't addressed urgently
Continued demand for used battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids according the SMMT
10 November 2021
Continued demand for used battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids according the SMMT
New figures show that in the third quarter of the year transactions for new and used models rose by 56.4% and 43.3% to 14,182 and 14,990 respectively
Daimler Mobility and Visa partnership to integrate digital commerce into the car seamlessly
09 November 2021
Daimler Mobility and Visa partnership to integrate digital commerce into the car seamlessly
As a result of a new global technology partnership between Daimler Mobility and Visa, Daimler will offer "native" in-car payments
No sign of slowdown in used prices
08 November 2021
No sign of slowdown in used prices
According to the latest results from the Auto Trader Retail Price Index, which is based on daily pricing analysis of circa 900,000 vehicles, the huge growth in average used car prices shows no sign of significant easing
British-built BYD ADL eBuses at COP26
06 November 2021
British-built BYD ADL eBuses at COP26
BYD ADL Enviro400EV double deck electric bus fleet used as VIP transportation for world leaders at COP26
More plug-in vehicles to be registered in 2021 than the whole of the last decade
04 November 2021
More plug-in vehicles to be registered in 2021 than the whole of the last decade
New plug-in vehicle uptake rates have accelerated so rapidly that more will join Britain's roads in 2021 than during the whole of the last decade, according to the latest forecast from SMMT
Volvo Cars' sales up 12.6 per cent in the first 10 months of 2021
04 November 2021
Volvo Cars' sales up 12.6 per cent in the first 10 months of 2021
Also its share of electrified cars exceeds 25% of all units sold
MPs: No more smart motorways please, until safety upgrades are made
04 November 2021
MPs: No more smart motorways please, until safety upgrades are made
The Transport Committee has called for the 'premature' rollout of all-lane running smart motorways to be paused amid a flood of safety concerns
ZipCharge portable EV charger shown at COP26
03 November 2021
ZipCharge portable EV charger shown at COP26
Game-changing portable electric vehicle charger, the Go brings the possibility of home charging to all
Covéa Insurance joins motor manufacturers' insurance alliance as Verex Group panel member
02 November 2021
Covéa Insurance joins motor manufacturers' insurance alliance as Verex Group panel member
Covéa Insurance is delighted to announce a new partnership with Verex Group, the market leader in dedicated connected car insurance and accident management services.
Guidance on Risk
02 November 2021
Guidance on Risk
Engineering regulator updates industry-wide risk guidance
Allianz future-proofs approved repairer network
01 November 2021
Allianz future-proofs approved repairer network
Allianz Insurance is appointing its new Approved Repairer Network (ARN) for motor claims, having selected repairer partners best placed to keep pace with the vehicle technology revolution
Road accidents are predicted to soar
01 November 2021
Road accidents are predicted to soar
Enterprise Rent-A-Car has found that demand for its replacement cars, vans and trucks jumped by an average of six per cent for the past seven years (2014-2020) in the two weeks immediately after the clocks go back
Hyundai Mobis has developed a 90-degree rotating wheel - e-corner module
01 November 2021
Hyundai Mobis has developed a 90-degree rotating wheel - e-corner module
Hyundai Mobis is developing the next-generation automobile wheel technology that is regarded as the core technology for future urban mobility
Official Injury Claim service - First quarter data published
29 October 2021
Official Injury Claim service - First quarter data published
Data covering the first quarter of operation of the Official Injury Claim service is now available
The Electric Road to COP26 showcases UK companies leading the green industrial revolution
29 October 2021
The Electric Road to COP26 showcases UK companies leading the green industrial revolution
Electric vehicle drivers from Europe and the UK on 'The Electric Road to COP26' are visiting leading companies that are providing solutions to help combat climate change through their innovative work with electric vehicles and charging
Fifth generation Range Rover launched
28 October 2021
Fifth generation Range Rover launched
The New Range Rover has bundles of technological sophistication and will be equipped with a suite of mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains – and a pure-electric Range Rover set to join the line-up in 2024.
Number of battery-electric cars on the UK's roads overtakes plug-in hybrids
26 October 2021
Number of battery-electric cars on the UK's roads overtakes plug-in hybrids
The UK's transition to zero-emission driving has reached a major milestone with the number of battery-electric vehicles on the roads overtaking the number of plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models, analysis of SMMT data conducted by the RAC has found
Audatex appoints from within
26 October 2021
Audatex appoints from within
Steve Warwick has moved from his position as regional trainer to that of business development manager responsible for Audatex sales within the UK body shop industry
Old diesels still rising in price despite imminent ULEZ charge
25 October 2021
Old diesels still rising in price despite imminent ULEZ charge
Old diesel cars that will be non-compliant with the expanded ULEZ area in Greater London are still increasing in price, according to Auto Trader
Petrol prices on brink of new high
25 October 2021
Petrol prices on brink of new high
Petrol prices are expected to reach a new record high this week, but The AA believes retailers are artificially inflating prices
IAA, Inc. announces acquisition of Synetiq Ltd
23 October 2021
IAA, Inc. announces acquisition of Synetiq Ltd
Global digital marketplace, IAA announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the stock of the UK's Synetiq Ltd, for £225 million
Largest UK battery gigafactory announced
22 October 2021
Largest UK battery gigafactory announced
The site in Coventry will create up to 6,000 highly skilled jobs directly as well as thousands more in the supply chain
Hogan Lovells' autonomous vehicle white paper
21 October 2021
Hogan Lovells' autonomous vehicle white paper
White paper published prior to the European Commission first step in submitting a Draft EU ADS Regulation to all 27 Member States ahead of a Public Consultation in November
First fully operational electric bus uses in-road wireless electric charging
21 October 2021
First fully operational electric bus uses in-road wireless electric charging
ElectReon provider of in-road wireless electric vehicle charging technology for commercial, public service, and passenger vehicles, operating in Visby in Gotland, Sweden
SMMT joins manufacturing alliance to lobby government
21 October 2021
SMMT joins manufacturing alliance to lobby government
The SMMT has joined four other trade associations to lobby the government to make manufacturing a central plank in its ambitions of reaching net zero by 2050, levelling up the country, and securing the UK's position as global science superpower
Two Fix Auto franchisee partners achieve full vehicle manufacturer repair status for Polestar
20 October 2021
Two Fix Auto franchisee partners achieve full vehicle manufacturer repair status for Polestar
Fix Auto Blackburn and Fix Auto Dagenham are two of the first repairers in Britain to be selected by the Swedish premium brand and their appointments are as a direct result to the sterling service both provide Polestar's parent company Volvo
Ineos launches hydrogen advocacy campaign
19 October 2021
Ineos launches hydrogen advocacy campaign
Ineos, Europe's biggest operator of electrolysis needed to produce clean, low carbon hydrogen, has doubled down on its €2 billion investment in green hydrogen with the launch of a hydrogen advocacy campaign
SMMT re-launches Apprentice Support Programme
19 October 2021
SMMT re-launches Apprentice Support Programme
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Charitable Trust Fund has re-launched the SMMT Apprentice Support Programme, designed to help safeguard the jobs of apprentices currently working within the automotive industry
Ford to make electric car parts at Halewood plant
18 October 2021
Ford to make electric car parts at Halewood plant
Ford is to invest hundreds of millions of pounds in its Halewood plant on Merseyside, helping safeguard 500 jobs
Volkswagen Group doubles deliveries of pure e-vehicles in third quarter
18 October 2021
Volkswagen Group doubles deliveries of pure e-vehicles in third quarter
The Volkswagen Group has successfully continued its global electric offensive in the third quarter of 2021
Net-Hero carbon offset platform for motorists
15 October 2021
Net-Hero carbon offset platform for motorists
Net-Hero has launched a carbon offset platform for motorists to become environmentally responsible drivers
NEC Classic showcases electric classics in motion
14 October 2021
NEC Classic showcases electric classics in motion
This year's Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, is embracing the future with a brand-new feature showcasing not only the look of classic electric cars but also how they drive
Vehicles are UK's number one export
13 October 2021
Vehicles are UK's number one export
New SMMT report that confirms vehicles are the UK's single-most valuable trade export
EO Charging wins Tesco's home delivery EV charging business
12 October 2021
EO Charging wins Tesco's home delivery EV charging business
EO Charging technology-enabled turnkey solutions provider for electric vehicle fleets, has secured a landmark deal with Tesco to power its UK home delivery fleet of electric vans
Disappointing September 2021 new car registrations
11 October 2021
Disappointing September 2021 new car registrations
The UK new car market has recorded its weakest September since 1998 ahead of the introduction of the two-plate system in 1999, according to figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
Strong September new vehicle consumer demand
11 October 2021
Strong September new vehicle consumer demand
September saw strong new vehicle consumer demand drive a 19% increase in enquiries and a 37% increase in orders against the same month in 2020, according to new data from Dealerweb
VDA of the year 2021 finalists announced
07 October 2021
VDA of the year 2021 finalists announced
The finalists in the 2021 bodyshop VDA of the Year award presented by the Institute of Automotive Engineer Assessors (IAEA) have been announced
PRA calls for independent inquiry into fuel crisis
07 October 2021
PRA calls for independent inquiry into fuel crisis
Today's PRA survey shows 12 per cent of filling stations in London and the South East are still dry, while 17 per cent have just one grade of fuel.
Mini Convertible undefeated as Carbuyer's 'Best Convertible'
07 October 2021
Mini Convertible undefeated as Carbuyer's 'Best Convertible'
The MINI Convertible has won Best Convertible for the fifth consecutive year at the Carbuyer Best Car Awards 2022, also scooping the award for Best Used Convertible
Road condition reporting by bus
06 October 2021
Road condition reporting by bus
West Midlands project turns buses into mobile road inspection tools to help build safer, greener and smarter cities
Corsa retains its place as UK's best-selling car
05 October 2021
Corsa retains its place as UK's best-selling car
The New Vauxhall Corsa is the UK's best-selling new car so far this year, according to the latest new car sales and registration figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
ElectReon and Dan Bus Company launch world's largest commercial wireless EV charging infrastructure
05 October 2021
ElectReon and Dan Bus Company launch world's largest commercial wireless EV charging infrastructure
The large-scale commercial deployment of ElectReon's wireless charging infrastructure will be used to charge 200 public buses in Tel Aviv in a $9.4M USD partnership with one of Israel's largest Public Transport Operator, Dan Bus Company
78th Goodwood Members Meeting entry list announced
04 October 2021
78th Goodwood Members Meeting entry list announced
With two weeks to go until the 78th Goodwood Members Meeting, the provisional entry list has been released
BattMan EV battery lifespan diagnosis
04 October 2021
BattMan EV battery lifespan diagnosis
What happens to the battery when an e-vehicle has reached the end of its service life
Bramble and Mahle launch fuel cell demonstrator vehicle
01 October 2021
Bramble and Mahle launch fuel cell demonstrator vehicle
Bramble Energy and Mahle Powertrain have launched a new demonstrator van that includes printed circuit board fuel cell (PCBFC) technology
Geely front -end carrier to use lightweight solution from Lanxess
30 September 2021
Geely front -end carrier to use lightweight solution from Lanxess
Chinese car manufacturer Geely has selected specialty chemicals company Lanxess as supplier of choice for a front-end carrier structural component, which will be used in a coming passenger car model
Fuel shortage sparks dash to electric
30 September 2021
Fuel shortage sparks dash to electric
The fuel shortage is inspiring UK drivers to make the switch to electric cars according to Electrifying.com, which has seen a surge in interest on its website
Exceptional Series 1 E-type revived
29 September 2021
Exceptional Series 1 E-type revived
E-Type UK, leading restorer of the definitive classic sports car – has concluded a full refurbishment of the distinguished 1964 Series 1 FHC Jaguar E-type
AVL and Foretellix join forces on ADAS/ADS validation
29 September 2021
AVL and Foretellix join forces on ADAS/ADS validation
The joint solution is designed to address the biggest challenges in ADAS/ADS validation
Government plans to tackle the lorry driving shortage
27 September 2021
Government plans to tackle the lorry driving shortage
These plans follow the recently announced vocational test changes which will create an extra 50,000 lorry tests every year
Mahle Powertrain and Allotrope Energy latest battery technology
27 September 2021
Mahle Powertrain and Allotrope Energy latest battery technology
By combining the benefits of super capacitors and traditional lithium-ion batteries, the new lithium-carbon technology enables a full charge to be delivered in a similar time to refuelling an internal combustion-powered vehicle
Mercedes-Benz joins Stellantis and TotalEngergies ACC partnership
27 September 2021
Mercedes-Benz joins Stellantis and TotalEngergies ACC partnership
Stellantis, TotalEnergies and Mercedes-Benz have entered into agreements to welcome Mercedes-Benz as a new partner of Automotive Cells Company (ACC)
Self-driving CVs - a viable option?
24 September 2021
Self-driving CVs - a viable option?
Autonomous driving of commercial vehicles has been a subject of debate for years, but the idea now seems to be becoming reality with manufacturers and operators beginning to test the technology within depots and on public roads
Synetiq's free, one-off accredited Carbon Literacy Training Day
24 September 2021
Synetiq's free, one-off accredited Carbon Literacy Training Day
Registration is open for Synetiq's free accredited Carbon Literacy Training course designed for members of the automotive sector
Double decker electric bus with up to 250 miles of zero emission range
23 September 2021
Double decker electric bus with up to 250 miles of zero emission range
Commercial vehicle electrification specialist, Equipmake, has launched a state-of-the-art electric bus, Jewel E, in partnership with Spanish coachbuilder Beulas, claiming up to 250 mile range
Fix Auto National Conference announced
23 September 2021
Fix Auto National Conference announced
Fix Auto UK has confirmed, Covid rules permitting, its 2022 National Conference will take place on March 2nd and 3rd at its new venue, The Vox Conference Centre, The Resorts World, near Birmingham
Synetiq apprenticeship programme launched
23 September 2021
Synetiq apprenticeship programme launched
Apprentices from Doncaster have commenced the UK's first recycling operative apprenticeship with Synetiq
ABI Motor Insurance Conference 2021
20 September 2021
ABI Motor Insurance Conference 2021
The ABI's 2021 Motor Conference will consider the 'Journey of a ZEV.'
Drivers want smart motorways scrapped
20 September 2021
Drivers want smart motorways scrapped
A RAC survey has found that more than 60% of drivers think smart motorway schemes should be scrapped entirely and the hard shoulder reinstated
GT Motive strengthens future with Allianz X
17 September 2021
GT Motive strengthens future with Allianz X
Allianz X (Allianz Group) has acquired a majority stake in GT Motive from current shareholders Mitchell and Einsa
Tyre watch new product reduces fleet costs
08 September 2021
Tyre watch new product reduces fleet costs
TyreWatch has introduced a unique tyre management platform with a range of monitoring systems which enables fleet managers to reduce running costs and increase safety
Latest AI solution for mobile from Tractable
06 September 2021
Latest AI solution for mobile from Tractable
A new solution that can accurately assess the external condition of a vehicle's body vehicle has been released by Tractable
Raw material prices soar due to supply and demand issues
06 September 2021
Raw material prices soar due to supply and demand issues
The rising prices of aluminised and stainless steel, along with global steel shortages and increases in commodity costs, are driving volatility in the prices of its pipe references, warns BM Catalysts
Cazoo's Cazana acquisition
03 September 2021
Cazoo's Cazana acquisition
Online retailer Cazoo has acquired Cazana for approximately £25m
Bodyshop Awards 2021: 30 under 30 winners announced
02 September 2021
Bodyshop Awards 2021: 30 under 30 winners announced
bodyshop magazine is delighted to announce the winners of this year’s 30 under 30: rising stars initiative
Beaulieu's International Autojumble this weekend
02 September 2021
Beaulieu's International Autojumble this weekend
Beaulieu is making final preparations for the return of its International Autojumble on 4th and 5th September
Martyn Rowley moves from Audatex to GT Motive
01 September 2021
Martyn Rowley moves from Audatex to GT Motive
After 13 years as business development manager at Audatex, Martyn Rowley has made the move to the claims and estimating technology solution company GT Motive
Mitchell with Inspektlabs team up for AI-generated vehicle appraisals
01 September 2021
Mitchell with Inspektlabs team up for AI-generated vehicle appraisals
Insurers can now use Mitchell Intelligent Estimating with AI from Inspektlabs to automate claims handling
Synetiq recruitment drive
31 August 2021
Synetiq recruitment drive
Synetiq has launched a recruitment drive creating job opportunities across the business as it continues to expand its operations
Protector Insurance joins forces with the Insurance Fraud Bureau
31 August 2021
Protector Insurance joins forces with the Insurance Fraud Bureau
The IFB has announced that Protector Insurance, the UK branch of Scandinavian insurer Protector Forsikring ASA - has joined its membership in a move that will support the industry's collective fight against organised insurance fraud
RAC reaction to latest drink-driving casualty figures
31 August 2021
RAC reaction to latest drink-driving casualty figures
New government figures released
IAA Mobility presents mobility of the future
31 August 2021
IAA Mobility presents mobility of the future
Largest live and online event of the year – more than 1,000 exhibitors and speakers – mobility's path to climate neutrality
Irish regulator concludes motor insurance investigation
27 August 2021
Irish regulator concludes motor insurance investigation
Six motor insurance companies will introduce or enhance their competition law compliance programmes after being investigated for anti-competitive practices
CV Show opens next week
27 August 2021
CV Show opens next week
The CV Show is back for the first time since May 2019, and takes place at Birmingham's NEC from 31 August to 2 September
Opel Rocks-e Premiere - new e-vehicle for the city
27 August 2021
Opel Rocks-e Premiere - new e-vehicle for the city
Opel launches its first SUM. The new Opel Rocks-e stands for Sustainable Urban Mobility.

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