Author Archives: Amanda Hein

Aladdin’s cave of car parts

In a ‘container find’ in the South of England COYS the International Car auctioneers have uncovered a collection of rare classic car parts that are worth well over a million pounds. The treasure trove of parts includes many valuable spares and items from the great Italian marques such as Ferrari, Maserati and Abarth, including parts for rarer models such as […]

Tesla opens own bodyshops

According to electrek, Tesla have planned to open its own ‘Tesla bodyshops’ after Tesla owners complained of experiencing excessive wait times after being in accidents. CEO Elon Musk said, during a shareholder meeting, that Tesla will soon open the first of its bodyshops and could possible offer same day repairs. He added that the first stores will open in the […]

CDK encourages ‘smart marketing’

CDK Global is urging automotive retailers to employ integrated ‘smart marketing’ tools to ensure more effective use of digital marketing spend. A recent survey by CDK found that on average dealers invest 64% of its marketing budget on digital tools, up from 45% just three years ago – with some retailers spending 85%. Further research found that 90% of UK […]

Amanda Blanc makes ABI history

Amanda Blanc, the incoming CEO of Zurich, Europe, Middle East & Africa, has been appointed the next chair of the ABI. She is the first woman to chair the trade association since it began as the British Insurance Association more than 100 years ago. The former CEO of AXA UK and Ireland, Amanda will officially take up the role in […]

Classic Motor Cars announces birthday party

Classic Motor Cars in Bridgnorth has opened its doors to celebrate 25 years of classic car restoration and invites classic car owners from across the UK to join its birthday party. The company, which opened for business in 1993 to restore classic Jaguars, has since, restored hundreds of classics from numerous marques, is planning a huge celebration on August 18 […]

REAL Rally returns

This year there are 11 Partners – a total of 12 vehicles – taking part in the AutoRaise REAL Rally, with £3,360 already pledged. The REAL rally team line-up includes: Industry Insights, Circle Leasing, Fix Auto UK, Advantage Parts Solutions, ERAC, Nationwide Vehicle Assistance, S&G Response, Morelli, and more. The partners’ cars will feature unique livery and have been given a spot […]

Volvo announces new business plans

Volvo Cars has announced new financial and operational ambitions that will position the company as a leading player in the global automotive business by the middle of the next decade. On the operational side, it expects to generate half of all sales annually from fully electric cars, one third of all cars sold to be autonomous driving cars and half […]

EV8 technologies promotes EV infrastructure

At the heart of the battle to transition from hydrocarbons to a low carbon world is the shift to electric vehicles (EVs).  A new clean-energy technology company, EV8 technologies has launched to build the underlying applications which harness the potential of EVs to become a central cog of the energy infrastructure. Among many capabilities, a priority service of EV8 technologies […]

CitNOW promotes Sarah Sylvester

CitNOW has appointed Sarah Sylvester as its new head of customer service, as the video technology reinforces its customer-led approach. An internal appointment, Sarah’s new role follows four years with CitNOW, where she was previously UK sales manager and subsequently head of business development. Sarah will lead a focussed programme that ensures CitNOW customers receives the highest levels of customer […]

SEAT heads to CCIA

SEAT UK will be leading CCIA, bringing its range to the fleet industry event. Fleet decision makers will be able to put the new SEAT range to the test at Millbrook Proving Ground on the 12 and 13 June. The SEAT family will be out with the Leon, Ibiza, Ateca SUV and New Arona Compact Crossover all available to test-drive […]

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