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Chris Wright has been covering the automotive industry nationally and internationally for 30 years. Following spells with consumer titles he became News Editor of Automotive Management (AM), Editor of Automotive International, International Editor for Detroit-based Automotive News, and Editor of Dealer Update. He has also co-authored several FT Management Reports and contributes regularly to Justauto.com

Europcar Mobility Group chooses NewMotion EV charging partner

By |2020-11-20T16:36:57+00:00November 20th, 2020|News|

Smart EV charging solutions provider NewMotion has announced a partnership with Europcar Mobility Group to provide a complete ecosystem of charging solutions - from easy-to-use, smart charge points to access to the Business Hub platform that allows monitoring, management and control of the entire charging infrastructure. In addition, with NewMotion, customers renting an electric vehicle in one of the Europcar [...]

The advantages of fleet leasing

By |2020-11-20T14:53:48+00:00November 20th, 2020|Industry articles|

MANAGING your fleet of vehicles is an enormous responsibility. An expensive endeavour with many moving parts, there are many businesses out there with enough on their plates already. It is a tough time, and anyway things can be made easy is likely a good thing right now. Therefore, keeping things as simple and affordable as possible in managing the fleet [...]

EVs only from 2030 – industry reaction

By |2020-11-20T14:52:10+00:00November 20th, 2020|Industry Intelligence, News|

AS expected the Government has announced plans to bring forward the ban on sales of petrol and diesel vehicles from 2035 to 2030. From then it will be electric vehicles only with hybrids also being phased out from 2035. Reaction within the industry has been mixed, but largely positive. The main concern being over establishing an adequate charging infrastructure. The [...]

BMW Group launches accident support service

By |2020-11-20T17:22:17+00:00November 20th, 2020|News|

BMW Group UK has launched an Accident Support service, offering BMW and MINI drivers assistance and guidance in the aftermath of an accident, through vehicle recovery, repair and onwards mobility. Intelligent, on-board software on selected vehicles recognises when an accident has occurred but airbags have not been deployed. In these circumstances, drivers will receive a notification via their central information [...]

Juke Box – Nissan’s small x-over retains its popularity

By |2020-11-20T14:52:36+00:00November 20th, 2020|Unpublished|

What is it? It’s one of them there crossovers, which basically means its a regular family transport with a bit more SUV-type space and the styling of something you might expect to go off road. The Juke came about via the success of Nissan’s Qashqai and was launched just under 10 years ago as a smaller alternative and with stand-out [...]

Look after your cat: Catalytic converter thefts are on the rise

By |2020-11-20T14:16:23+00:00November 20th, 2020|News|

INSURANCE company Admiral has reported huge increase in catalytic converter thefts with Honda Jazz, Toyota Prius, Toyota Auris and Lexus RX the models most targeted. Precious metals found in catalytic converters in vehicles are worth a fortune to thieves – some even more than gold. Lorna Connelly, Head of Claims at Admiral, said: “At the beginning of 2020 we saw an [...]

Lister takes up international development role at Europcar

By |2020-11-20T14:16:23+00:00November 20th, 2020|News|

Europcar Mobility Group has appointed Mark Lister as Group Director International Partner Development. His mission will be to continue enlarging the global footprint of the Group brands (Europcar, Goldcar, Ubeeqo, InterRent) through franchising, as well as the development of the Global rent-a-car reservation platform and the expansion of the alliance network that operates in Canada, China, India and Japan. This [...]

Thrifty’s FlexiFleet grows 50% as corporates seek flexible mobility

By |2020-11-20T14:16:23+00:00November 20th, 2020|News|

FLEXIFLEET, the flexible private and corporate rental service from Thrifty Car and Van Rental, is gaining traction with private and businesses customers seeking adaptability in the current fast-changing economic climate. Thrifty has seen the number of its FlexiFleet rentals increase by 50% year-on-year since the first lockdown period was eased. FlexiFleet offers private clients and businesses the opportunity to rent a [...]

Hidden dangers of auto salvage yards: five tips for staying safe

By |2020-11-20T14:16:23+00:00November 20th, 2020|Industry articles|

WHEN you think of a junkyard, the mental image you get may note be compelling enough to contemplate getting your car parts from there. However, considering a salvage yard for car parts is an excellent way of significantly reducing your car repairs. Additionally, if you have a rare or vintage car, a salvage yard might be the place to find [...]

How to make your vehicle cheaper to run

By |2020-11-20T14:16:23+00:00November 20th, 2020|Industry articles|

When lockdown was first announced back in March, vehicles on the road dropped by 23%, however, as people began moving again, car usage increased. With that in mind, and the financial uncertainty facing us all at the moment, there are some things we can all do to make owning and running a vehicle that little bit cheaper. Regular servicing It [...]

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