Dealership, sales and marketing

Inside the industry: Will the agency sales model succeed?

A day trip to an agency-style showroom shows there's still much to be improved

24 May 2022
Inside the industry: Will the agency sales model succeed?
Car entering petrol station forecourt
Fuel duty was recently cut by 5p but real-world cost remains high
Government and legislation

Government debates slashing fuel duty and VAT by 40%

Debate held in Commons in reaction to petition over soaring cost of petrol and diesel

23 May 2022
Government debates slashing fuel duty and VAT by 40%
99 Mercedes Maybach
Mercedes-Benz focuses on the electric luxury segment
Finance and corporate

How Mercedes will become a pure luxury brand

Analysis of the new strategy at Mercedes-Benz as the firm reports a 16.4% profit margin

23 May 2022
How Mercedes will become a pure luxury brand
Dealership, sales and marketing

Renault backs out of battle for sales chart top spots

Brand's director of sustainable development says the firm will focus on sustainability and margins

23 May 2022
Renault backs out of battle for sales chart top spots
renault 5 concept overheard front
An electrified Renault 5 is due in 2024
Finance and corporate

Renault plots separate EV business to raise funds, boost development

Firm is looking to follow Ford in creating a new sub-brand purely for electric vehicles

20 May 2022
Renault plots separate EV business to raise funds, boost development
99 Vauxhall 60 years of manufacturing at Ellesmere Port
Last Vauxhall Astra rolls of the line at Ellesmere Port
Tech, development and manufacturing

New Stellantis boss on how firm will continue UK manufacturing

Freshly promoted Paul Willcox opens up about the challenges and possibilities of all the UK brands

20 May 2022
New Stellantis boss on how firm will continue UK manufacturing
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Tesla Model 3 undergoing testing at Mahle
Tech, development and manufacturing

How Mahle is getting ready for the electric vehicle shift

British engineering firm begins transformation by building EV-powertrain test facility

19 May 2022
How Mahle is getting ready for the electric vehicle shift
Roborace race car at Goodwood
Roborace sent the first driverless car up the Goodwood hillclimb
Tech, development and manufacturing

Arrival writes off Roborace autonomous racing company

Filings show Roborace has been renamed Arrival R to focus on 'interactive leisure and entertainment software'

19 May 2022
Arrival writes off Roborace autonomous racing company
Environment and energy

UK EV charging network to improve after "horrible" summer

Osprey boss Ian Johnston said UK network won't cope with demand this summer but predicts massive improvement

19 May 2022
UK EV charging network to improve after "horrible" summer
arrival van
Arrival has signed a non-binding deal for 20,000 vans with courier firm UPS
Finance and corporate

German bank reports EV firm Arrival running low on cash

Berenberg bank indicates that British start-up is suffering from the wider sell-off of tech stocks

18 May 2022
German bank reports EV firm Arrival running low on cash

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