New platform will transform how dealers combat online referral sites that erode margins

Protects margins by allowing retailers to maintain control of deal quality and add value through customer experience Successful deployments significantly reduce new car stock and operating costs Provides pertinent market intelligence to inform future model and option mix THAKEHAM, UK, 9th October 2018: A new platform called CarWizz enables automotive retailers to take back control... Read more

Prodrive solves composites recycling challenge

New process enables composites to be re-used several times and negates the need for an autoclave, significantly reducing cost and increasing production capacity  Milton Keynes, UK, October 8th 2018… Prodrive Composites has developed a process for manufacturing recyclable composite components that can satisfy future end-of-life requirements without any compromise in the performance of the original... Read more

New hybrid vehicle White Paper released as part of NEXCEL’s CO2-reducing technology drive

New White Paper outlines hybrid development opportunities using Nexcel technology Testing of conventional powertrains demonstrates Nexcel potential to reduce CO2 emissions by 2 g/km 2018 Toyota Prius development vehicle demonstrates Nexcel packaging flexibility Castrol’s innovation business, Nexcel has released its new white paper on hybrid development. ‘Challenges and Opportunities for the Development of Hybrid Electric... Read more

Innovative carbon composite technique enables Elemental to increase the use of the material in its RP1 sports car

Limitations of traditional composites are overcome by new Tailored Fibre Placement developments TFP component is tough enough to withstand significant impact Composite component’s strength allows it to form part of the rear structure of the car TFP cuts traditional carbon fibre component development times In a pioneering move, the designers at the Elemental Motor Company... Read more

Government consultation on doubling ethanol content in petrol highlights importance of suitable solutions for older vehicles

E10 fuels could significantly damage the fuel systems of older vehicles, according to Millers Oils Brighouse, UK, 26 September, 2018… With the UK government consulting on increasing the ethanol content of petrol to 10 percent (E10), owners of older vehicles are justifiably concerned about damage to their fuel systems. Specialist British oil, lubricants and treatments manufacturer... Read more