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Car sales in the EU flourish as UK sales fall

New car registrations increased by 5.2% in the EU last month, totalling almost 1.6 million vehicles, says the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA). Overall new-car registrations across Europe rose 2.8% in the six months through June, led by...

Growth of electric car market slows in first half of 2018

Image: BMW A report published earlier this week shows that the growth of the electric car market in the EU fell to 33% in the first six months of 2018 in comparison to 54% over the same period in 2017. The report, from consultancy firm EY, attributes this...

InAutomotive highly commended at Car Dealer Power Awards

InAutomotive were highly commended at the 9th annual Car Dealer Power Awards ceremony, which took place on the 28th June, at the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth. The whole night was great fun, with a number of businesses from within the industry in...

InAutomotive joins IAAF

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed InAutomotive as the latest addition to its burgeoning network of industry professionals! In an effort to further support the industry's employment needs, we are offering fellow IAAF...

2040 petrol and diesel ban will not include hybrid cars

Petrol and diesel hybrid cars will still be permitted to be sold in 2040, the government revealed. In a move welcomed by the car industry, but not by environmental campaigners. As the ‘Road to Zero’ strategy is revealed, the Government pledged to take...

The busy mechanic’s guide to being kind to yourself

In the busy world of mechanics, it’s become increasingly important to be more proactive in taking care of yourself and your mental well being. As we’re a caring bunch over here at InAutomotive, we’ve compiled our top 7 quick tips on how to be kind to...

EU diesel car sales ‘to fall by 5% by 2030’

Diesel vehicles are expected to fall to just 5% of the EU car market by 2030, according to a recent study. Consulting firm AlixPartners says the decline will continue to drop, amidst worries about air quality and emissions standards. Diesels’...

BP buys biggest electric car charging network in UK

BP has bought Chargemaster, the UK’s biggest electric charging network, marking “a true milestone in the move towards low carbon motoring in the UK.” The deal, which is reportedly worth £130m, will see Chargemaster rebranded as BP Chargemaster...

Automotive industry calls for end to Brexit uncertainty

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has stressed the importance of a Brexit deal that includes customs union membership and single market benefits. In a statement, the SMMT said that “with investment slowing and time running out,...

New Hyundai i20 facelift prices and specs revealed

Prices for the new five-door Hyundai i20 will start from £13,995, Hyundai confirms as the newly facelifted hatchback goes on sale. In April, Hyundai revealed a revamped look for the i20, complete with additional technology and a DCT gearbox. The diesel...

RAC says petrol price level cannot be justified

The RAC says the current petrol price is too high. The motoring organisation is urging retailers to pass on recent falls in the wholesale cost of petrol. According to the BBC, the RAC says there is “no good reason” for the skyrocketing prices and suggests...

Jaguar to move UK production of Land Rover Discovery to Slovakia

Car manufacturer giant Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is set to move all production of the Discovery model from the West Midlands to Slovakia from early 2019. Currently based in the Solihull area, JLR have warned that some jobs may be at risk. In a statement, JLR...

Britain steps up plans to become leader in self-driving cars

The government is offering £25 million ($33 million) to up to six projects designed to test self-driving - and self-parking - car technology. This is the second competition in a program that Richard Harrington, the UK’s automotive minister, predicts will...

New models drive growth for UK car manufacturing

Image: Honda The number of cars produced in the UK rose 5.2% year on year last month, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The industry’s trade body reported that 127,952 cars were built in the UK in April with growth “buoyed...

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