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New battery makes a 1,000km electric vehicle a reality, claims Innolith

17th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Innolith has announced it is developing the world’s first 1,000Wh/kg rechargeable battery whichwould allow an electric vehicle to travel 1,000km – some 600+ miles – on a single charge. Under development in the company’s German laboratory, the company claims the Energy Battery’s high energy density would also radically reduce costs due to the avoidance of exotic and expensive materials.

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Servicesure appoints Bollington as new insurance provider

Servicesure appoints Bollington as new insurance provider

16th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Servicesure has appointed Bollington as its insurance provider, supplying an exclusive comprehensive cover package for the national garage network. The partnership commenced on Monday 1 April, with Bollington’s team of local account managers providing a carefully-tailored, personal service which establishes each business’ individual insurance requirements.

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ExVe study: huge economic loss to aftermarket

15th April 2019 | 0 Comments

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed a new study showing evidence that the Extended Vehicle (ExVe) concept could potentially lead to €65 billion losses as early as 2030, affecting both the independent aftermarket and motorists.

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IAAF Industry Briefing highlights fast-evolving technological landscape

IAAF Industry Briefing highlights fast-evolving technological landscape

26th March 2019 | 0 Comments

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) held its first Industry Briefing of 2019 at Stadium MK, home of EFL League Two side MK Dons, in Milton Keynes on Thursday 21 March. Sponsored by industry recruitment specialists Autotech Recruit, the sold-out event in the venue’s Performance Suite welcomed seasoned speaker Quentin Le Hetet from GiPA and Virtual Academy’s Ben Stockton, both addressing technology’s fast-growing role in the aftermarket, now and in the future.

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‘Garages don’t want anything other than Mahle’ – SRS Autoparts

‘Garages don’t want anything other than Mahle’ – SRS Autoparts

26th March 2019 | 0 Comments

In a time when the automotive aftermarket craves consistency of supply, SRS Autoparts – based in Glasgow and Edinburgh – has invested in its availability of Mahle filtration due to “overwhelming demand” from garages.

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SK Innovation investing 1 trillion won in Hungary car battery factory

SK Innovation investing 1 trillion won in Hungary car battery factory

26th March 2019 | 0 Comments

SK Innovation reports that it is planning to invest just under 1 trillion won (a little less than US$1 billion) in its second car battery plant, this time in Hungary. The company has selected Komaron City in northern Hungary for the investment of 945.2 billion won.

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Will new battery production capacity replace car production in the UK?

Will new battery production capacity replace car production in the UK?

22nd March 2019 | 0 Comments

While the UK new car manufacturing business has taken something of a battering in recent months, The Sunday Times reports that government ministers are considering offering state support for a huge shared electric vehicle battery “giga factory” modelled on Tesla’s enormous US battery manufacturing plant in the Nevada desert. That plant, which is known as Gigafactory 1, is set to have the biggest factory footprint in the world and already employees 3000 people. The UK project has so far been valued at around £1.7 billion.

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Castrol: New Fluid Titanium Technology benefits unlock engine performance

21st March 2019 | 0 Comments

Castrol, one of the world’s leading lubricant companies, has today revealed new performance benefits of using Fluid Titanium Technology after years of research, development and groundbreaking testing. Castrol EDGE can unlock more engine performance by reducing performance robbing friction by up to 20 per cent.

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Amnesty International challenges electric vehicle battery manufacturers

Amnesty International challenges electric vehicle battery manufacturers

21st March 2019 | 0 Comments

Amnesty International is challenging automotive and specifically electric vehicle battery manufacturers to raise ethical standards and specifically “make the world’s first completely ethical battery within five years.” The challenge was laid down at the Nordic Electric Vehicle (EV) Summit in Oslo on 21 March 2019. For its part Amnesty is seeking to highlight how lithium-ion batteries, which power electric cars and electronics, are reportedly linked to “human rights abuses including child labour in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and environmental risks which could undermine their green potential”.

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Points S partners with FlexFuel

13th March 2019 | 0 Comments

FlexFuel Energy Development UK (FFEDUK), the UK’s leading hydrogen engine cleaning company, has signed a partner agreement with Point S whereby its Hy-Carbon product will be made available to its members initially throughout the United Kingdom, and with a view to a forthcoming global agreement.

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IAAF and FIGIEFA evaluating EU Block Exemption Regulation

13th March 2019 | 0 Comments

The IAAF is working in conjunction with FIGIEFA to give input to the EU Commission’s review of the Block Exemption Regulation (BER) (EU) No 461/2010, which is now underway in Brussels.

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Impression sponsors Automechanika Birmingham 2019 exhibitor day

Impression sponsors Automechanika Birmingham 2019 exhibitor day

12th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Leading automotive aftermarket full-service PR and marketing agency, Impression Communications, is the proud sponsor of the Automechanika Birmingham 2019 Exhibitor Day, taking place on 21 March at NEC Birmingham.

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National to unveil product group expansion at Automechanika Birmingham

National to unveil product group expansion at Automechanika Birmingham

12th March 2019 | 0 Comments

National Auto Parts will be exhibiting at this year’s Automechanika Birmingham, bringing its full aftermarket offering to the show, taking place at NEC Birmingham on 4-6 June, including three new product groups of brake shoes, brake hoses and wheel cylinders.

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Countdown begins to Lucas engine management switchover

Countdown begins to Lucas engine management switchover

12th March 2019 | 0 Comments

An additional 1500 parts will be added to the Lucas engine management range when Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE) becomes the official UK & Ireland licensee on 1 May 2019.

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Schaeffler wins international ‘Supplier Of The Year’ award

Schaeffler wins international ‘Supplier Of The Year’ award

12th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Schaeffler has been named Supplier of the Year by Nexus Automotive International, a trading group represented in the UK by The Parts Alliance.

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