Many will still need time to fully consider the content of the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) final ruling from its motor review and the impending ban on discretionary commission models, published earlier this week.
Cambria Automobiles chief executive Mark Lavery has urged his car retail colleagues to lobby Government over an all-out push to Electric Vehicles (EV) which risks catching UK automotive “sleeping at the wheel”.
As the motor retail sector emerges nervously from lockdown, dealers are reporting that the shift towards a digitally-led sales model for new and used cars is progressing far more quickly than many might have imagined even just a few months ago.
The time has come for the Government to give a definitive bit of advice, to codify what the Prime Minister could only splutter when he said: “Instead of ‘stay at home if you can’ – I think we should now say, well, ‘go back to work if you can’.”
As Scotland's car dealers re-open their showrooms to sales customers, Jo Causon, the chief executive of The Institute of Customer Service, tells AM that recognition of front-line retail staff is the key to post-lockdown success.
After almost three months of shuttered showrooms, the Government’s easing of lockdown restrictions meant car dealers in England were able to reopen their doors from June 1, Northern Ireland June 8 and Wales just this week.
A new type of customer has emerged, the super-savvy, super-confident. These are the people buying pure electric vehicles (EV) during a pandemic, giving double digit growth in a market which is otherwise hardly moving.
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