Pendragon Group is currently the subject of a cyberattack and is being held to a £54m ransom by hackers, according to Car Dealer magazine.
The listed firm, which owns around 160 showrooms across the UK and uses the Evans Halshaw and Stratstone names, has had its IT servers hacked, with dark web hackers having stolen five per cent of its database and the gang is connected to a group known as LockBit 3.0, said The Times.
Production of the Tesla Model Y is estimated to reach 760,000 this year, putting it among the top five cars around the world.
The Toyota RAV4 and Corolla still lead with the Honda C-RV behind and Nissan Sentra following.
Allianz’s engineer surveyors can now inspect charging points in commercial premises for electric vehicles, which new and refurbished builds need to be equipped with since a Building Regulations update came into force earlier this year.
They can check Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment (EVCE) during a standalone inspection or as an addition to a fixed wiring electrical inspection service.
The SMMT has been given a Silver Award under the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme for commitment to the armed forces community.
It recognises organisations who offer exceptional support and provide job opportunities to ex-armed forces personnel and follows SMMT’s Bronze Award recognition in 2021 and ongoing support of Mission Automotive, founded to help automotive companies unlock ex-forces talent.
There is mounting concern among European car makers that Chinese marques will flood in with comparatively cheaper electric models and force existing business to the wall.
The Chinese brands will then ramp up their prices and control the market at the cost of millions of European jobs.
Wessex Garages is the latest dealer group to take a Chinese GWM Ora UK franchise.
The well-known Nissan dealer – which also holds franchises with Mazda, Kia and Hyundai – joins Lookers and Peter Vardy in partnering with the Chinese EV brand.
Logistics UK, one of the UK’s biggest business groups, has been crowned Trade Association of the Year at the 2022 Memcom Excellence Awards.
Following the judging, Logistics UK was commended for its comprehensive, research-based approach to policy and campaigns, its impressive media reach and support for members.