May 04, 2022: Mercedes-Benz and BMW have sold their joint venture car sharing company ShareNow to Stellantis, which has signalled its intention to position itself as a leading global mobility player via its Free2Move brand. The acquisition, for an unclosed sum, ...

 

Apr 29, 2022: Volvo Cars has taken a strategic minority stake in online auto marketplace Carwow through the Volvo Cars Tech Fund, its venture capital arm. The manufacturer said its aim was to gain insights in areas such as online sales, customer acquisition and ...

 

Apr 26, 2022: UK start-up Urban-Air Port is showcasing the future potential of air taxis and autonomous delivery drones in a month-long trial at a specially constructed hub in Coventry. The ground infrastructure developer is working in partnership with Supernal,...

 

Apr 12, 2022: Carwow has reported a 44% year-on-year increase in leasing enquiries last year, while the company’s lease partners have indicated that there was a 50% increase in the proportion of those enquiries that converted to a sale. The online marketplace sa...

 

Apr 06, 2022: Chinese electric vehicle (EV) start-up NIO has signalled plans to extend its battery-as-a-service (BaaS) model across Europe after a successful launch in Norway at the end of last year. BaaS users can choose to purchase an EV without battery, and s...

 

Mar 22, 2022: Employee car benefits provider Tusker has reported it is on track to achieve Net Zero by 2023, seven years ahead of official government targets. The company has surpassed a milestone in offsetting more than 250,000 tonnes of carbon emissions via Ve...

 

Mar 04, 2022: Japanese auto manufacturer Honda and technology and media giant Sony and Honda are to team up in a joint venture to build high value-added battery electric vehicles (EVs), for sale within the next three years. The two companies said their strategic...

 

Mar 04, 2022: The way in which cars are sold to consumers is set to undergo the biggest change for fifty years as the traditional approaches to selling cars are set to be disrupted by agency models, with subscription services also gaining traction, according to ...

 

Feb 17, 2022: The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is urging the government to create a nationally coordinated and locally delivered infrastructure plan for electric vehicle (EV) charging, to be overseen by a new regulatory body, ‘Ofcharge’ (the...

 

Feb 14, 2022: The government is being urged to start an “honest conversation” with the public about how to replace the £35 billion currently raised from vehicle excise duty and fuel duty, with road charging identified as one of the leading options. The tax-take ...

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