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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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Ford’s Cobots

Cobots are working alongside engineers at Ford’s Cologne plant to sand the entire body surface of Ford Fiesta’s in 35 seconds. However, Ford says it doesn’t replace employees, just allows more time on more complex tasks. Senior Manufacturing Engineer of Paint Shop...

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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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One-off BMW X6 Painted In The World’s Blackest Black

This one-off BMW X6 has been painted in ‘Vantablack’, also known as the world’s blackest back and the darkest man made substance in the world. This is the first vehicle in the world to use this material. VBx2 has been used on this BMW X6, which is designed for...

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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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Hyundai’s Solar Roof Charging System

Providing vehicles with additional electrical power, Hyundai launches its first car with solar roof charging system. This technology will be rolled out to other Hyundai vehicles in the coming years. Charging whilst driving, the solar technology can charge 30%-60% of...

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Bodyshops See More Blue Chromatic Repairs

According to the Axalta 2018 Colour Popularity Report, blue is the most popular chromatic colour on new cars. There are 20,000 different variations of blue. Olaf Adamek, Standox brand manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa, said, “Blue pigments have their roots in...

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Boost to UK Motor Industry as JLR Build EVs

JLR are to build electric cars in the UK at its manufacturing branch is Castle Bromwich, making it the UK’s first premium electrified vehicle plant. The Jaguar XJ will be the first electric car to be produced at the plant. Prof. Dr. Ralf Speth, Chief Executive Officer...

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