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We have updated RV outlooks for Austria, Czechia, Finland, Hungary, Netherlands, Slovakia, Sweden and Switzerland. The industry is slowly emerging from the pandemic lockdown and markets are in the ramp-up phase. These steps, even if they feel small, are crucial, as industry needs to progress to a new normal.

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Podcast: The key automotive themes following coronavirus lockdowns
Podcast: Running the numbers on incentives, registrations and residual values

Our latest Videos and Podcasts
1 September 2020
As the automotive industry adapts following the European lockdowns brought about by COVID-19, Phil Curry looks back at some of the discussions surrounding new and emerging trends.
17 August 2020
The Autovista Group Daily Brief Team discusses the biggest automotive news stories of the last fortnight. In this episode, Tom Geggus talks incentive schemes, Neil King reviews registration figures and returning special guest Christof Engelskirchen wraps up residual values.

How has COVID-19 impacted fleets?

Infected: COVID-19 in the German LCV market
Our latest News and insights
Cars from EU could see 10% UK tariff unless trade deal achieved
12 October 2020
The automotive industry has been dominated by a specific number of topics in the last year. From coronavirus (COVID-19) to electromobility and the advance of new technologies. But how have these topics impacted one of the industry’s most important sectors? In a new series, Autovista Group’s Daily Brief journalist, Tom Geggus, speaks with industry insiders to discover how these themes are changing fleets. Up first, COVID-19.
Demand and supply: preparing for the future
8 October 2020
The market for light commercial vehicles (LCVs) is often somewhat neglected in the automotive industry. Volumes are smaller, it is price-driven, has fewer distinguishable model ranges and is not as glamorous as the more disparate passenger-car market, writes Andreas Geilenbrügge, head of valuations and insights at Schwacke.
UK sees worst September registrations in 21 years

New-car registrations fluctuate across Europe in September
Cars from EU could see 10% UK tariff unless trade deal achieved
5 October 2020
The UK suffered its worst September registrations since the country moved to a bi-annual plate change during the last month, as the industry shows little evidence of recovery from coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdowns.
Demand and supply: preparing for the future
2 October 2020
Automotive associations in France and Spain have reported declines in their September registrations, while Italy has recorded its first increase of 2020, largely thanks to government-backed incentives finally boosting registration figures. Autovista Group Daily Brief editor Phil Curry assesses the results.
Values of older used cars rise above pre-crisis levels across Europe

France to lower EV grants and increase emissions penalty
Cars from EU could see 10% UK tariff unless trade deal achieved
1 October 2020
The golden age of the used car continues in many markets, with residual values at, or even above, pre-coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis levels. This is partly driven by higher demand and prices for older used cars, the so-called ‘budget cars.’ Senior data journalist Neil King explores the reasons behind the positive pricing developments.
Demand and supply: preparing for the future
29 September 2020
The French government is to decrease its standard electric-vehicle (EV) grants over the next two years while reducing the threshold for the environmental ‘malus’ (penalty) and increasing the penalty ceiling.

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