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Pendragon Begins Evans Halshaw Vauxhall Closures

In order to shrink its UK retail network, Pendragon is preparing to close several of its Evans Halshaw Vauxhall dealership locations. Consultation is underway with staff at Evans Halshaw’s Vauxhall dealership in Peterlee. The group will not comment on the location of...

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Motor Industry’s Record Investments

The UK motor industry hits record investments of £3.7bn as automotive businesses increased spending on research and development by £154m. With a rise of 4.3%, this is an all-time high. Increasing by 5.8%, more UK businesses across all sectors have invested in R&D -...

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Government to Introduce Green Number Plates for EVs

In order to “turbo-charge” zero emission revolution, the Government launch the idea of pure electric vehicles to have green number plates. The idea could help drivers benefit from: Free/cheaper parking. Priority access to limited-use lanes currently reserved for buses...

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1 In 3 UK Automotive Companies Cutting Jobs

According to the SMMT, a new survey shows that 1 in 3 UK automotive companies have cut jobs to prepare for a ‘no deal’ Brexit, and 80.3% are concerned of their future business prospects. 11% of firms said that they had already divested from their UK-based operations....

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What Do Employers Look For In An Employee?

Just started a new job and want to make a good impression? If so, here are some tips on what employers look for in an employee: Confidence Employers want someone who is confident in what they want to achieve and to show a positive attitude to customers. Willing to...

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Pendragon Announce The Closure Of Its 22 UK-Wide Sites

After a £32.2m pre-tax loss, today, Pendragon announces to close 22 of its 34 UK-wide sites and 1 of 3 vehicle preparation centers in Stoke. Shares are down below 10p after failing this year, comparing to shares at nearly 50p in 2016. Leaving 12 Car Stores, the...

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Car Keyless Theft Test

Due to many popular cars at risk of keyless theft, What Car ? Magazine tested 7 different car models with keyless entry and start systems to see how long it would take to get in and drive away. Here are the results: Audi TT RS Roadster Advanced Key active: Get into...

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Renault Trucks Rolls Out Augmented Reality

In order to speed up maintenance and repairs, Renault Trucks rolls out augmented reality. This new technology is known as Optiview remote mentoring solution for Technicians. The idea of this is that Technicians will use a RealWear HMR-1 headset in conjunction with...

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Volvo Recall 507,000 Vehicles Due To “Fire Risk”

Volvo has recalled 507,000 vehicles globally due to a faulty engine component, which may catch fire in certain cases. Volvo had a previous recall in January 2019 with 219,000 vehicles recalled globally. This was also due to a faulty component resulting in fuel leaks...

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