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  • UK car manufacturers stockpiling car parts in preparation for Brexit

    UK Stockpiling Cars and Car Parts ahead of Brexit UK carmakers are seeking more clarity from the UK Government as they stockpile car parts in preparation for Brexit on January 1. The big car makers are moving cars and parts in both directions across the English Channel as a hedge against the huge tariffs that would result if...

  • Brexit set to hit the second-hand car market in Northern Ireland

    Brexit could make second-hand cars more expensive in Northern Ireland Brexit changes which may very well be introduced from January which could make it more expensive for Northern Ireland car dealers to source their cars from the rest of Great Britain. Currently, when NI car dealers and traders buy a vehicle in any other part of Great Britain and...

  • Cars may actually prove to be more important post covid

    Personal transportation by car may prove to be far more important to the average driver than before covid. In a new survey, by the RAC’s annual Report on Motoring, more than half of 3,068 drivers surveyed in the UK (57 per cent) say that having access to a car is extremely important and even more so after the coronavirus outbreak....

  • CUSTOMS DUTY ON UK CARS FROM JANUARY 2021?

    Customs duties may be charged on top of VRT from January 1, 2021 The United Kingdom is formally no longer a member of the European Union and in accordance with the negotiated withdrawal agreement, they are in a transitionary period until full withdrawal from the EU on 31 December 2020. During this time, the UK for all intents...

  • Hard Brexit could cost car manufacturers 110 billion euro

    Britain's car manufacturers warn of 110 billion euro bill if a hard Brexit goes ahead. British and European Union car manufacturers called on Monday for an urgent free trade agreement, stating that a “disorderly Brexit” could potentially cost the automotive industry in the UK, €110 billion euro over the next five years due to loss of trade. In...

  • Car dealers trial green flashed number plates for electric vehicles

    UK car dealers trial green number plates for electric vehicles The new plates being trialed by Nissan dealers in the UK have a distinctive green rectangle on the left-hand side of the plate to indicate that the vehicle is emission-free. The purpose of the trial plates is to give customers a preview of what they could look like...

  • UK brewery to install electric car chargers at 2,700 pubs

    Charge up at the pub! In keeping with their name, the UK brewery, Greene King is planning to install EV charging points across its 2,700 pubs. The company has said that in the first phase, they will install charging points at 900 pubs by the end of 2020. The pub charging points will be Pay as You...

  • Northern Ireland seen record car sales during July

    Northern Ireland car sales surge during July Pent-up demand after an unprecedented lockdown has made July, 2020 the best sales period since 2007. The coronavirus lockdown is seen as the main reason behind a surge in sales of new cars in Northern Ireland. A total of 4,398 new cars were registered in July, which was a 17 per cent increase...

  • Northern Ireland new car sales down by 40% but slowly recovering

    Northern Ireland new car sales down Car sales in Northern Ireland were down by nearly 40% on last year, but there is some recovery according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). As we all know, car dealerships were closed for the entirety of April and May and only reopened on 8 June. Just under 3,300 cars were...