Ford will cut production at eight of its North American factories this week because of chip supply constraints, Reuters has reported. The firm previously said the shortage would contribute to volume decline this quarter. It says the chips will be used for smart LED lighting technologies in the BMW iX and other upcoming cars. Volkswagen’s ID. range is now a well-established electric sub-brand, and it is no secret that several new models are to be unveiled alongside the already… From error-free vehicle identifications, market-trusted valuations and forecasts, to flawless repair estimates, we give you the data and insight you need to make better-informed decisions.

  • If they’re turned off, simply press the power button to turn software updates to ‘On’.
  • It certainly seems as if JLR are the major brand leading the quest for new and improved premises although many other, particularly premium, brands continue to dictate their requirements to dealers.
  • When we handle your vehicle, be it for servicing requirements or pre- purchase, our staff will wear face masks and rubber gloves and your vehicle will be fully sanitised for you in readiness for collection.
  • The mobility of the future is “eascy”– electrified, autonomous, shared, connected and “yearly” updated.
  • With us now into the second week of August, Google is running out of time to meet its self-imposed summer deadline for the major Android Auto update.

We see no signs of this activity diminishing through 2016 as car sales figures continue to improve. The second, was that the used car market and new car registrations reached a record breaking 2.63m, beating the previous record of 2.58m in 2003, after 43 months of consecutive growth. Many in the sector believe 2016 could see a new high for registrations and we believe this will positivity fuel demand for new sites and premises. However, a slowdown in the housing market is what many in the sector want as numerous requirements cannot be satisfied owing to higher alternative use values, particularly for residential. SMMT represents the UK automotive industry through the membership of companies involved in design, concept, manufacture, sale, after sale, disposal and recycling of motor vehicles, components and accessories. When the data has been uploaded successfully the drivers and their records will be updated in Vision, displayed in Manage my vehicles and Manage my fleet screens and in the asset profile.

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Unfortunately, our showrooms have to remain closed for visits from November 5th, however our sales facilities are still fully functional for ‘click and collect’ and online purchasing channels. We can offer you video walkarounds of our new and used vehicles, online chat via zoom to interact with our sales executives, online ‘end to end’ vehicle purchasing solutions and free delivery via our ‘truck and trailer’ wherever possible. We can offer you an easy & convenient ‘contactless purchasing method’ for your peace of mind. You can of course contact us via email or telephone in the usual way and our sales team will be delighted to assist. On Tuesday, 24th May, The Motor Ombudsman and Radius Law, the provider of legal services to the motor industry, are coming together to host their Annual Automotive Law Update. Interestingly, Apple has also been working on a self-driving electric car and according to one report released in November, the vehicle might be launched as soon as 2025.

Tesla managed the semiconductor crisis more positively than a number of other firms last year, but CEO Elon Musk believes shortages will last through the year. “2022 will be driven by how many cars we can make, rather than how many we can sell,” Nissan chief operating officer Ashwani Gupta said in a briefing. Ford has been hit particularly hard by the semiconductor crisis, having closed several of its factories throughout 2021. Its Chicago, Cuautitlan and Michigan factories will be suspended and its Kansas factory will idle production of the F-150 pick-up truck. BMW CEO Oliver Zipse, who is also the president of the ACEA, warned earlier this year that supply problems would continue and that “the gravity of the situation requires a strong and coordinated response across the European Union”. “This improves planning reliability and transparency around the volumes needed for everyone involved and secures our needs for the long term.”

Autovista24 journalists combine proprietary data with timely research and analysis – all while tapping into Autovista Group’s pan-European team of automotive experts to ensure that users benefit from highly-relevant content. At the start of 2021, a mere 1% of the global rolling car fleet had a power plug . The pandemic turned out to be an accelerator for the development and sales of electric vehicles . To support the car industry through the pandemic and simultaneously push a green recovery, EVs benefit from government support programmes and subsidies in various countries. BNEF expects the global share of EVs (full electric vehicles – FEV and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles – PHEV) in new sales to increase by 50%, from 4% to 6% in 2021, and rising further to 8% in 2022. Europe leads the world here, with EVs making up an expected 14% in new sales in 2021, followed by China (9%).


But, while the new notification window design is a welcome upgrade, it is only a tiny part of what Google said would arrive this summer. Sign up to our mailing list and we’ll let you know about upcoming events, new blog posts and recent vlogs. Eight out of 10 cars produced in the UK are exported overseas to 140 different markets worldwide. As long as your company is a member, and we have a record of your email address, then you should be able to reset/update your password, or create a login for yourself, using that “Forgotten Password” link. Given the rising interest in EVs, is your marketing strategy addressing the potential barriers and winning over prospects? Download our eBook and find out how to create a range-topping EV strategy.

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Griffiths says the “progressive recovery in the supply situation” will continue into 2022 but is also optimistic for the year ahead. “When I look at the current orders, I am confident for 2022. Growth in sales could reach a similarly high level this year as in 2021,” Porsche board member for sales Detlev von Platen told Automobilwoche. Porsche has a more positive outlook for 2022, predicting record sales despite global shortages. The Volkswagen Group will cut night shifts at its Wolfsburg factory as a result of the semiconductor crisis, Automotive News Europe has reported.