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Whitepaper: How will COVID-19 shape used car markets?
This is the sixth update to our analysis of the impact that the coronavirus will have on societies, the economy and used car markets. Fourteen out of 18 countries expect less pressure in 2020 than initially expected: the exceptions are France, Italy, Slovenia and the UK.  
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Podcast: How is European automotive adapting to pandemic and climate-change fallout?
Video: Europe’s registrations struggle in February but improvements to come 

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9 March 2021
Daily Brief editor Phil Curry and journalist Tom Geggus discuss key activities and developments in the European automotive sector from the past fortnight. These include COVID-19’s effect on the uptake of mobility-as-a-service (MAAS), different fuel types, and autonomous technology.
10 March 2021
Autovista Group Daily Brief editor Phil Curry discusses the registration figures from Europe's big five automotive markets. While numbers may be down, the outlook for the whole year is more positive...

UK registrations ‘grow’ in March against COVID backdrop
German registrations start slow recovery in March
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Cars from EU could see 10% UK tariff unless trade deal achieved
8 April 2021
Last month, new-car registrations in the UK ‘grew’ for the first time since August 2020, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) latest figures. March 2021 saw 29,280 more registrations, a rise of 11.5% compared to March 2020.
Demand and supply: preparing for the future
8 April 2021
New-car registrations in Germany increased 35.9% in March, according to the latest figures from the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA).
One year into COVID-19 – is residual-value resilience fragile?

European registration rates on slow road to recovery
Cars from EU could see 10% UK tariff unless trade deal achieved
31 March 2021
Following the emergence of Europe’s automotive sector from coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdowns, a three-speed development of residual values (RVs) has prevailed across the region. How resilient are Europe’s used-car markets and residual values? What factors have helped stabilise them?
Demand and supply: preparing for the future
7 April 2021
Three big European markets saw tremendous new-car registration growth in March 2021. However, as Autovista Group Daily Brief editor Phil Curry explains, not all is as it seems.
French government decrees car showrooms can open by appointment

Germany extends lockdown measures to 18 April
Cars from EU could see 10% UK tariff unless trade deal achieved
22 March 2021
The French government has clarified that car showrooms can remain open to the public, but only by appointment. This follows the introduction of regional lockdowns late last week. There was considerable uncertainty about the operational status of car dealers under these latest regional restrictions, which suggested they would have to close their showrooms.
Demand and supply: preparing for the future
23 March 2021
The German government has extended the country’s lockdown measures until 18 April. Additionally, 1 April and 3 April have been classified as ‘quiet days’, when non-essential retail outlets, including car showrooms, must remain closed.

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