Pendragon has announced a deal with St John Ambulance which will see it install defibrillators at all of its UK car dealerships in anticipation of EV-related incidents.
Used car sales volumes declined by 2.6% year-on-year during the first half of 2018, despite remaining largely flat during the second quarter, the SMMT has reported.
Barretts Honda has celebrated the reopening of its redveloped Canterbury showroom as it prepares for the arrival of new EV car models from the Japanese brand.
Manufacturer support for new car offers ahead of the September introduction of WLTP and RDE tests generated a 1.2% rise in July registrations.
Honest John has called upon the government to abolish insurance premium tax from electric vehicles (EVs) after research highlighted how inflated premiums could be harming sales.
Petrol is closing in on diesel as the most popular fuel type among UK car buyers, according to Auto Trader’s online search data.
A specially-commissioned AA Populus poll of 10,293 drivers has revealed that 35% of motorists expect to own an EV within the next ten years – with younger drivers leading the change.
The IMI has welcomed the proposal that EV technicians should require a ‘licence to practice’ before working of all-electric cars and vans in the Government’s Road to Zero document.
Jaguar is giving would-be EV owners a chance to sample the everyday savings offered after ditching petrol or diesel with its new journey-tracking Go I-PACE smartphone app.
Used car prices on Auto Trader declined by 0.7% in May as the number of online searches for diesel-fuelled cars dipped below 50% for the first time.
Sir Richard Branson’s vision of a ban the sale of vehicles powered purely by petrol or diesel by 2025 have been dismissed as “incredibly unrealistic”.
Hepworth Motor Group has completed the switch from Honda to Mitsubishi at its Halifax dealership as part of a re-franchising exercise hoping to generate growth in market share and profitability.
A reduction in the number of older used cars being bought from dealerships across the UK has been blamed for a 4.8% decline in sales during Q1 of 2018.
Creating “EV champions” in dealerships could maximise the growing demand for electric vehicles, according to Gain Solutions.
Volvo has announced its intent for fully electric cars to make up half of its sales by 2025.
Electric vehicle used values rose by 41% during Q1 of 2018 as the overall average used car value rose by 5.3%, according to Autorola.
Franchised car retailers will benefit from growing sales of electric and hybrid vehicles as consumers consider them their most trusted option for maintenance and servicing, the NFDA’s Consumer Attitude Survey.
Car dealers need to embrace EV ownership if they are to benefit from the predicted one million plus EV drivers in just a few years’ time.
Dyson remains poised to become one of the biggest disruptors to the EV market with plans to boost the development of its electric car range with the recruitment of 300 additional engineers.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders have led calls for a change in government policy to help lower CO2 emissions after the total UK fleet recorded an increase of 0.8% during 2017.
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