Market Insight 28 Apr
UK car production remained over 40% down on pre-COVID 2019 in Q1
The UK’s car manufacturing sector remained “well below pre-pandemic levels” during Q1 2023, despite a 6% increase in production volumes over the three-month period.
Manufacturer 24 Mar
Could PHEV fever be set to spread through the UK car retail sector?
Plug-in vehicles accounted for almost a quarter of all new car sales in February, with year-on-year growth achieved by both pure battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs).
Car Dealer News 16 Mar
Wilsons Group goes big in bid to help motorists beat London ULEZ charges
Wilsons Group has gone big in its bid to promote its range of Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) compliant cars to motorists who face being hit by fees from the Mayor of London’s expanded charging area.
Latest News 23 Feb
Survey could ensure car retailers’ EV experience shapes future government policy
Car retailers are being urged to contribute to a survey gathering information on behalf of the Office Zero Emissions Vehicles (OZEV) and could help shape future UK Government’s policy.
Manufacturer 23 Jan
Volkswagen aims to boost EV affordability through V2X trials
Volkswagen Group UK is part of a vehicle-to-everything (V2X) bidirectional charging trial aiming to boost the affordability of electric vehicles (EV).
Gallery Article 23 Jan
Pictures: Alfa Romeo enters plug-in age with £44,595 Tonale PHEV
Alfa Romeo has begun the electrification of its model range with the opening order books for the Tonale plug-in hybrid (PHEV) SUV.
Manufacturer 19 Jan
UK battery production blow as Britishvolt enters administration
Battery start-up Britishvolt has entered administration after it failed to secure sufficient funding.
Latest News 17 Jan
Government claims smart charging plan could save EV drivers up to £1,000 per year
The UK Government believes smart charging could save high-mileage electric vehicle (EV) drivers up to £1,000 per year as part of a new Electric Vehicle Smart Charging Action Plan.
Manufacturer 13 Jan
Mazda’s new rotary-engined MX-30 R-EV hybrid priced from £31,250
Mazda has installed a rotary petrol engine under the bonnet of its MX-30 electric vehicle (EV) to add a new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) to its UK model range.
Market Insight 13 Dec
EV market falters as cost-of-living crisis bites, Auto Trader report finds
Auto Trader has raised concerns that the electric vehicle (EV) market is faltering after the cost-of-living crisis sparked the first post-pandemic decline in demand for zero-emission transport.
Manufacturer 5 Sep
‘Citroën EVent’ backs-up World EV Day with zero-emission car offers
A ‘Citroën EVent’ set to be launched on World EV Day (September 9) will give car retail customers £750 off the Stellantis brand’s range of zero-emissions vehicles.
Market Insight 22 Aug
Car retailers must prioritise EV solutions to meet swelling fleet demand
Car retailers will need to help focus on electric vehicle (EV) solutions for fleet operators ahead of an expected surge in sales opportunities for zero-emission cars.
Retailing 16 Aug
Used EV specialists share (some) of their secrets to car retail success
While franchised dealers have been busy preparing to sell and service new electric vehicles (EVs) for a while now, used car specialists have also started to carve themselves a niche in the market.
Latest News 3 Aug
EV drivers must be 'smart' to avoid eight-fold surge in home charging costs
Car retailers should be urging electric vehicle (EV) customers to switch to variable 'smart' electricity tariffs amid warnings of an eight-fold surge in home charging costs.
Gallery Article 15 Jul
Pictures: New MG5 EV estate car to be priced from £30,995
MG motor UK has revealed the pictures, pricing and specification details for the updated version of its affordable MG5 electric vehicle (EV).
Market Insight 12 Jul
AFV owners seek GAP and warranty cover as financial concerns rise
Demand for GAP insurance quotes and extended warranties for alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) is rising year-on-year (YoY), data from Intelligent Motoring shows.
Manufacturer 16 Jun
MG halts sales of its affordable EVs to UK car buyers
MG Motor UK has halted its sales of affordable electric vehicles (EV) as it aims to meet an “unprecedented level of demand” amid global semiconductor supply shortages.
Manufacturer 16 Jun
New Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric available to order from £35,995
Renault’s long-awaited Mégane E-Tech Electric follow-up to the Zoe EV is now available to order, with prices from £35,995.
Manufacturer 16 Jun
Polestar continues march to global growth ahead of EV range expansion
Polestar has continued its march to significant growth in the global electric vehicle (EV) market ahead of the expansion of its model range and planned listing on the Nasdaq.
Manufacturer 14 Jun
End to EV grant does not support move to zero-emissions, says Stellantis UK boss
Stellantis UK boss Paul Willcox has asserted that Government’s decision to axe its electric vehicle (EV) does not support ambitions to “move to a fully electric future”.