Over the past 12 months used car purchases completed entirely via mobile devices have soared by 48.7%, compared with a rise of 22.1% on desktop or laptop computers and BuyaCar analysts say that transactions via tablets, such as iPads, are also up, but account for little more than one in every 100 sales.
Mobile phones are thought to account for a tenth of sales.
One in 20 learner drivers have given up trying to pass their test as a result of delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The research by insurance specialists, Marmalade is yet further evidence of how disruptive the pandemic has been for youngsters and nearly a third of Brits said they had lost out on job opportunities because of delays to driving tests while 30 per cent of learners admitted they are more anxious about learning to drive now than before the pandemic started.
Volvo Cars will take software development in-house as a car’s appeal increasingly becomes more defined by software-driven functions and features, rather than traditional automotive attributes.
The next generation of pure electric Volvo models, including the company’s first SUV on a completely new electric-only technology base, will run on Volvo Cars’ own operating system (OS), called VolvoCars.OS, for faster and more flexible development. Coupled with more frequent over-the-air updates to customer cars through their lifetime, the company’s aim is to make Volvo cars better every day.
Motorcycle insurance specialist, Carole Nash, has teamed up with Tracker, to offer £30 discount on their annual insurance premium if owners invest in the tracking and security solution Tracker Vantage.
Tracker recovers nearly half a million pounds worth of motorcycles each year, thanks to its GPS stolen vehicle recovery solution and unique police partnership, returning stolen bikes to their rightful owners.