Cambria Automobiles chief executive Mark Lavery has said that the group has experienced “tension” from certain OEM partners over COVID safety measures which have seen customers turned away from its car showrooms.
Cambria Automobiles has set out its roadmap to car retail recovery in a trading updated for a six-month period which saw the majority of its dealerships closed for more than 100 days due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Car retailers and manufacturers are urging the Government to establish a roadmap to 2030 to help drive electric vehicle (EV) sales after “overnight” changes cut the plug-in car grant (PiCG) purchase incentive from £3,000 to £2,500 and capped at £35,000.
Car retail’s impressive response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the impending reopening of car showrooms after ‘Lockdown 3’ and the “Cazoo effect” have triggered rallying share prices for the sector’s PLCs.
Car retail group bosses from Cambria, JCB Group and Arbury Group were among those hoping that news of showrooms re-openings on April 12 will be the start of a prolonged bounce-back from COVID-19 ‘Lockdown 3’.
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