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Electric and hybrid sales on the rise

March was a bumper month for car sales, with 562,337 new cars registered. And it is said that hybrid and electric cars are becoming more popular. Sales of alternative fuel vehicles rose by 31 per cent in March ahead of the car tax changes, while diesel car sales (see previous story) only saw an upturn of 1.6 per cent.

The increase in sales of electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid cars means…

Rolls Royce Goodwood workers set to strike

Car strikes could be on their way to Chichester. Workers at BMW have voted overwhelmingly to take action, thought to be scheduled to take place between 19 April and 24 May, in a dispute over pensions.

BMW workers making engines and the Mini and Rolls-Royce motorcars plan to strike over plans to close their final salary pension scheme.

The RMT union says the proposal could see some workers…

Motoring industry chiefs hit back at government diesel claims

Britain’s car industry has hit back at government claims that diesel cars, on average, produce an amount of nitrogen oxide (NOx) six times higher in real-world driving than the legal limit used in official tests.

The defense of diesel cars comes after Transport Secretary Chris Grayling made front page news saying motorists should be wary of buying diesel vehicles, and suggested that an…

Budget 2017: Six key points for motorists

Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Spring Budget included a number of announcements impacting on motorists.

Many tax measures, including those relating to company car benefit-in-kind tax to the end of 2020/21, Vehicle Excise Duty for cars first registered from April 1, 2017; capital allowances; car fuel benefit charge; van benefit charge; van fuel benefit charge and Insurance Premium Tax had been…

Transport chief delivers double whammy!

Transport Minister Chris Grayling has certainly impacted on our world of late; and he has done so, inadvertently or otherwise, with a bit of a double whammy!

Grayling, the MP for Epsom and Ewell, delivered the stunning news that plans for the £250million upgrade to improve traffic on the A27 had been scrapped. And he also hit the headlines, and put the cat very much among the pigeons, when…

Parts plan to help cope with a hard Brexit

British-built cars will have more parts sourced from within the UK under plans to insulate the automotive industry from the potentially devastating effects of a hard Brexit.

The Sunday Times reported that leading figures in the industry said that manufacturers were looking to the British supply chain because of the prospect of expensive tariffs being imposed on cross-border trade.

At…

GWA has a new home!

We said it was happening in January and it has. GWA Cars & Finance has a new home. Well, not just one, but two!

Our main office has moved to new premises in Aldwick Bay and even features a shop window where visitors can browse our latest stock – even when we’re closed.

We are also expanding our showroom and offices at our Oldlands Way site in Bersted which will be home to our…

Ready for the big freeze?

Extreme weather – even in the UK – should never be underestimated. Although we appear to be some way away from the first fall of snow, GWA highlight some of the main problems and offer some simple steps to take to driving safely in winter months.

If you use your vehicle for work, particularly business drivers, you get into it almost every day and expect it to work come rain or shine – or…

Mobiles – time to get tough

The number of drivers caught using their mobile at the wheel has halved in the past five years, but not, it seems, because the message is getting through.

Over 90,000 offenders were stopped last year as opposed to 178,000 in 2012. Unfortunately this statistic is more likely to be as a result of the number of trafficc officers being halved since 2000, according to the National Polic…

It’s arriving in January…

Look out for some exciting developments at GWA, happening in the New Year.

Everyone at GWA is sworn to secrecy, so you’ll need to keep an eye on our website, or make sure you subscribe to our monthly newsletter DriveTime.

Meanwhile, watch this…

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