Aftermarket Online –
Dealer group Lookers has teamed up with sustainable energy provider Egg to install EV charging infrastructure across its network.The chargers set to be fitted include fast 7 kWh AC units as well as rapid 150 kWh DC chargers.
Chief Operations Director at Lookers Duncan McPhee said: “Our partnership with Egg underlines our commitment to supporting customers make a seamless, confident transition towards an all-electric, sustainable driving future which is backed by the best advice and expertise and unrivalled choice and value – and underpinned by world class, customer-ready EV infrastructure available right across our network.”
Mike Hallam, Chief Revenue Officer at Egg, added: “As well as keeping stock powered up, on-site EV chargers allow vendors to demonstrate charging in action and highlight the features of various models, whilst our solar and storage solutions give customers, interested in transitioning to clean energy, the opportunity to understand the practicalities of keeping that vehicle running.”
Car Dealer Magazine –
More than 1,000 automotive workers have now achieved ‘Carbon Literate’ status as the industry looks to increase its awareness of environmental issues.
The scheme, set up by Auto Trader and the Carbon Literacy Project, offers training and support via the specially-designed Automotive Carbon Literacy Toolkit.
A total of 100 firms have signed up to the initiative including some of the biggest dealer groups in the country.
The likes of Dick Lovett, Hendy, Inchcape, John Clark, Lookers, Marshall Motor Group, Motorpoint, Snows and TrustFord have all taken part.
Duncan McPhee, COO of Lookers, added: ‘We know that climate change and carbon emissions is a topic that is massively important to us, our colleagues and most importantly our customers.
‘Supporting the development of the Automotive Carbon Literacy Toolkit was a fantastic opportunity for us to help start the movement in our industry and to launch the training programme for our own people.
Motor Trader –
Inchcape has appointed interim chief financial officer Adrian Lewis as group chief financial officer and executive director.
Lewis joined Inchcape in September 2015 and, since November 2022, has been the Interim CFO of the group following the departure of his predecessor.
He worked in a range of roles across the company, most recently as group financial controller from October 2020.
Before that, he spent three years based in Singapore as CFO of the APAC region after starting his career with Inchcape as the CFO of the Emerging Markets Region.
Am online –
Pendragon has opened its new 11,200 square metre “destination Porsche” centre in Nottingham.
The new location was officially opened this week by Krishan Bodhani, Porsche Cars GB chief executive.
Bodhani said: “This grand opening is another important milestone for our Porsche brand representation in the UK.
“This is only the second brand-new purpose-built ‘destination Porsche’ centre under our new corporate architecture concept.
“Destination Porsche is designed to enhance the customer experience and to further strengthen enthusiasm for our sports cars.
Motor Trader –
Arnold Clark has launched a new campaign where if a customer buys a pre-reg or used electric vehicle at Arnold Clark they will get a free home charger and installation worth £929.
The charger will be installed by Bumblebee, which recently joined the Arnold Clark family.
Arnold Clark’s commitment to a net zero carbon future resulted in the Group investing over £5m into the creation of our first non-retail showroom in Glasgow’s West End.
Am online –
Lookers has partnered with energy and infrastructure business Egg to expand its electric vehicle charging across its network.
Egg will help roll out a variety of 7kWh AC units and 150kWh DC rapid chargers across the group's dealerships and 30 car manufacturer brands, including all-electric companies like Ora, BYD and Polestar.
Lookers has not revealed how many chargers will be installed as part of the total plans.
The partnership between Lookers and Egg includes supply, installation, service and maintenance of the chargers.