Dealership
There are more ways to buy cars now than ever before – should dealers be worried?
Dealers

The biggest challenges facing automotive retail in 2024 (and how to tackle them)

From transformative legislation to the agency model, automotive retail is changing faster than ever before – that’s where Cox Automotive can help

31 January 2024
The biggest challenges facing automotive retail in 2024 (and how to tackle them)
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The government has proposed that 22% of new car sales must be ZEVs in 2024
Manufacturing

Official: ZEV mandate confirms car makers must sell 22% EVs in 2024

UK government's long-overdue zero-emission vehicle mandate finally arrives; follows last week's 2030 ICE ban delay

28 September 2023
Official: ZEV mandate confirms car makers must sell 22% EVs in 2024
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SAIC-owned MG was the 11th largest brand for UK car sales during August
Government and legislation

EU launches probe into low-priced Chinese electric cars

Imports from Chinese car makers to western Europe doubled to more than 200,000 in 2022

13 September 2023
EU launches probe into low-priced Chinese electric cars
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Toyota has been pushing for a sales extension of its hybrid vehicles
Environment and energy

UK Government hints at extra hybrid 'flexibility' in 2030 ban

New promise could allow a greater variety of hybrids to remain on sale between 2030 and 2035

12 September 2023
UK Government hints at extra hybrid 'flexibility' in 2030 ban
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West Midlands Gigafactory plans to eventually produce 60GWh of batteries annually
Infrastructure

West Midlands battery factory 'hopeful' of government support

Coventry project hopes government will continue to back battery production, having supported Tata’s Somerset site

25 July 2023
West Midlands battery factory 'hopeful' of government support
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The electric car brand was launched six months ago
Vehicle manufacturing

Saudi electric car firm plots global expansion after state backing

Ceer gets Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund cash boost, vast factory and foreign tech as it targets world markets

15 June 2023
Saudi electric car firm plots global expansion after state backing
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Toyota will decide the future of the Burnaston plant, which makes the Corolla, this year
Environment and energy

Toyota argues case for UK hybrid sales after 2030

The Japanese firm believes it can demonstrate its hybrid cars have a significant zero-emission capability

19 May 2023
Toyota argues case for UK hybrid sales after 2030
Nissan Leaf production Sunderland
The UK already produces many electrified vehicles, including the Nissan Leaf
Manufacturing

UK automotive industry calls for urgent EV manufacturing support

SMMT warns that the UK's ability to compete globally is at risk without government support

13 March 2023
UK automotive industry calls for urgent EV manufacturing support
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Munro Mk1 will be built at an East Kilbride factory, creating 300 jobs
Government and legislation

Can Scotland re-establish its automotive industry?

Electrification provides an opportunity for new players to make their mark globally

7 December 2022
Can Scotland re-establish its automotive industry?
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Ford CEO Jim Farley expects the Inflation Reduction Act will help its profitability "quite a bit"
Government and legislation

US protectionism threatens balance of global EV industry

Moves to protect against China's battery dominance throw the freedom of the car trade into doubt

30 November 2022
US protectionism threatens balance of global EV industry

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