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Disruptive innovation is a buzz phrase born from businesses such as Apple’s effect on the music industry, Amazon’s takeover of book sales and SpaceX’s privatisation of space rockets, to name just a few. The automotive industry is next in line, as new technologies emerge following over a century of reliance …

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Car manufacturers have striven to reduce the CO2 emissions of their vehicles for decades. This has been to pass increasingly robust emissions tests, to save their customers money on fuel, to reduce their impact on the environment and appeal to an ever more environmentally conscious consumer base. The CO2 emissions …

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The number of pothole-related breakdowns attended by the RAC increased by 11% in the last three months of 2017, according to the breakdown service provider. The BBC has been requesting its viewers, listeners and website visitors’ pothole stories in the wake of the news, with roads all over the UK being …

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The new car market “remains at historically high levels” despite recent headlines focusing on a fall in registrations over the previous year. 2017 had the third highest number of new car registrations in the last 10 years – behind only 2015 and 2016. Over 2.5m new vehicles were sold, with drivers benefiting …

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2017 has been a tumultuous year for the automotive industry, and the country as a whole, with Brexit having a huge impact on every aspect of the UK economy. Although the referendum was in June 2016, the implications continue to reverberate as the negotiations develop, and now those conversations are turning to …

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Thousands of pounds in aftersales revenue is being missed by franchised dealerships, according to data from autoVHC, the automotive aftersales solutions provider. Failure to complete vehicle health checks has resulted in dealers losing £11,295 each in potential additional income this summer. The average UK dealer …

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Car buying is changing as the new generation of young adults – millennials – steer away from making big purchases outright and choose instead to rent, lease or use finance options. Consumers now spread out paying for a vast array of possessions over months and years – from mobile phones to furniture, …

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Domestic car sales down. Exports up. Is Brexit to blame? The new car market has continued its decline with the fifth consecutive monthly fall in registrations. While August saw a 6.4% decline in sales compared with last year, in stark contrast British car manufacturing gained a boost, with a 7.8% rise in the …

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Demand for alternatively fueled vehicles (AFVs) continues to surge, with sales rising almost 60% in August and over 32% for the year to date. AFVs are slowly growing their market share, rising from 3.2% in 2016 to 4.4% in 2017 – with August claiming 5.2% of total new car registrations. This on the back of diesel …