Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has revealed the shocking cost to van drivers of repairs to wing mirrors. It has found that UK van drivers have paid £655m in repairs, with additional losses racked up due to vehicle downtime. According to the research, a total of 62% of van drivers have had their wing mirrors damaged with over a third admitting it [...]
Posted on 17 June 2021 | 11:58 am
The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) will support the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) in lobbying the government to ensure its new skills bill benefits the automotive industry. The Skills and Post 16 Education Bill is intended to support individuals in upskilling and training throughout their careers, but the IMI believes the qualifications included in the bill are too [...]
Posted on 17 June 2021 | 9:32 am
Volvo is exploring the development of a fossil-free, high quality steel which is hopes to use in car construction. It is teaming up with Swedish steel maker SSAB on its HYBRIT initiative, which aims to replace coking coal, traditionally needed for iron ore-based steelmaking, with fossil-free electricity and hydrogen. The result is expected to be the world’s first fossil-free steelmaking [...]
Posted on 17 June 2021 | 6:03 am
Kia Europe has appointed Steffen Cost as its new vice president of operations. He will be based at Kia’s European headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, and responsible for sustaining Kia Europe’s sales growth as well as overseeing oversee the roll-out of 11 new battery electric vehicles (BEVs) by 2026. Meanwhile, Emilio Herrera has been appointed as the new president and CEO of Kia [...]
Posted on 17 June 2021 | 5:58 am
Fix Auto UK has urged bodyshops that have been denied a retail grant or business rate reliefs not to take no for an answer. Fix Auto West Hampstead, Fix Auto High Wycombe and Fix Auto Hoddesdon have just this week received business rates relief valued at more than £110,000 – after nine months of persistence. Ian Pugh, Fix Auto UK’s [...]
Posted on 16 June 2021 | 11:26 am
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