With the UK government considering whether to bring forward a ban on the sale of petrol, diesel and hybrid cars to 2032, Ana Ramirez Aguirrezabala, international head of auto at market research company Simpson Carpenter, argues that the UK’s political leaders need to do more to persuade consumers to give electric vehicles (EV) a try.
Automotive industry analyst GlobalData has claimed that carmakers Tesla and Toyota will prove to be the OEM brands most resilient to the impact of COVID-19 coronavirus following a manufacturing sector review.
Automotive retail sector analysts suggested that the limited eligibility of many business benefits announced in Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Budget 2020 could limit the advantages for the automotive retail sector.
Ford will strap potential Mustang Mach-E customers into a rollercoaster-style ride to experience the accelerative force of its debut electric vehicle (EV) as part of a roadshow set to promote the new model across the UK.
January’s usual flurry of new car discounts appear to have failed to generate the “boost in fortunes” usually delivered by the first month of the new year, according to Rupert Pontin, director of insight at Cazana.
The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) has urged Government to safeguard the plug-in car grant (PCIG) in order to “ensure a consistent and successful transition to electric vehicles” by 2035.