Smart has opened reservations for the new #1 small electric SUV, which will be sold through a combination of direct-to-consumer and retailer agency sales. Lease and PCP programmes are being handled by ALD, in a system that requires no paper contracts. Twenty two Smart retailers are currently operating the agency model, with further expansion planned. […]

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Pendragon has been named the leading launch partner of BYD as the Chinese carmaker releases its Atto 3 EV in the UK this week. The UK’s third-most profitable dealer in the Car Dealer Top 100 is opening the first of its BYD sites in Birmingham and Milton Keynes today. The new sites will be launched under […]

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The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) have released a statement applauding the best ‘new plate month’ performance since before the COVID-19 pandemic. They continued to state that it was commercial and fleet customers rather than retail that fuelled the market. New car registrations successfully ended Q1 2023 after large fleet demand drove year-on-year […]

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The EU has passed a law that will mean all cars sold after 2035 must be zero-emission. Germany was granted an exemption for cars running on e-fuels, although e-fuels are not currently produced at scale. The new law will also require all new cars sold to have 55% lower CO2 emissions from 2030, compared to 2021 […]

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