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Posted: Wed, 19/07/2017 - 17:16

News reports today indicate that Mercedes Benz may now be recalling vehicles in relation to possible vehicle emission issues, could this be similar to the VAG Scandal?

Only 6 months into the year and we continue to hears of vehicle recalls from a range of manufacturers which begs the question, how much could they save if they got quality right first time?

Posted: Tue, 04/07/2017 - 11:14

o celebrate the launch of our new website NEMTA (North East Motor Trade Apprenticeships) we are hosting a huge giveaway for 2 tickets to see The Libertines live in Newcastle on the 3rd of August. 

If you want to be entered into the giveaway you must follow the account and retweet the tweet below if you are picked as a winner and do not follow the account you will not be eligible to win Good Luck Guys :)

https://twitter.com/nemtaUK/status/864513897902088194

 

Posted: Tue, 04/07/2017 - 11:13

To celebrate the launch of our new website NEMTA (North East Motor Trade Apprenticeships) we are hosting a huge giveaway for 2 tickets to see The Libertines live in Newcastle on the 3rd of August. 

If you want to be entered into the giveaway you must follow the account and retweet the tweet below if you are picked as a winner and do not follow the account you will not be eligible to win Good Luck Guys :)

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">WIN TICKETS TO THE LIBERTINES IN NEWCASTLE AUG 3rd 2017 FOLLOW + RETWEET TO WIN. WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED 31st JULY<a href="https://t.co/ZRNAMM9kwf">https://t.co/ZRNAMM9kwf</a> <a href="https://t.co/kB3dtilfi5">pic.twitter.com/kB3dtilfi5</a></p>&mdash; NEMTA (@nemtaUK) <a href="https://twitter.com/nemtaUK/status/864513897902088194">16 May 2017</a></blockquote>
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Posted: Thu, 29/06/2017 - 12:13

An article released by Bodyshopmag.com mentions a “Carbon Revolution” coming our way.

   “Deakin University and LeMond Composites have joined forces in a $58m deal which it believes will revolutionise the use of carbon fibre across the world.

The technology, developed by Carbon Nexus PhD student Maxime Maghe and Carbon Nexus general manager Steve Atkiss, has the potential to reduce the energy used in carbon fibre production by 75% and reduce the production process time from around 80 minutes to under 15 minutes.

In addition, the specialised carbon fibre production machinery required is expected to cost around 50% less than current equipment. The smaller equipment footprint makes possible a 70% reduction in the size of a carbon fibre processing plant”.

Read the full article here

We all know that this technology is already a breakthrough and is sure to find its way into road vehicles. If the cost reductions indicated are achieved then carbon fibre may well make its way into mainstream vehicles, a huge advantage when considering its strength to weight ratio.

Posted: Mon, 26/06/2017 - 15:09

A recent article published by Comercial Fleet shows Renaults new Kangoo ZE electric van that can cover a real world range of 125 miles in summer.

"The extended range has been achieved by a new battery mated to a new motor and the incorporation of a heat pump.  Renault says the new Kangoo ZE is also faster to charge than its predecessor, taking as little as six hours to fully charge the battery. A one-hour charge will add 20 miles".

You can read the full article here

Note the caveat "in summer" however as long as the users of these vehicles only need to cover 80 - 100 miles per day then this should offer great overall running costs and be as environmentally friendly as can be.

Posted: Wed, 21/06/2017 - 16:48

Renault UK has teamed up with Reevoo, who are a customer engagement and review platform enabling motorists to leave impartial reviews. All opinions posted will be uncensored and given an overall product score, as rated by the customer. Most manufacturers have their own CSI programmes but as everybody knows they rarely give a true reflection of a customers view regards to the product. Renault’s actions could be seen as a bold and brave move in the light of their past reputation, as usual it will be interesting to see if any other manufacturers follow suit.

Posted: Mon, 12/06/2017 - 16:47

Steve is away this week on holiday, therefore it’s up to Lorraine, Anna and Lewis to hold down the fort and maybe sneak a party in between all of the work we’ll be doing. So why not ring the office and log a vacancy with us or to help you find a new job.

Posted: Wed, 07/06/2017 - 16:21

The day of reckoning is almost upon us and tomorrow is decision day. Latest polls suggest that there has been a massive swing from the conservatives to labour… Which way will you vote?

Click here: https://twitter.com/IngeniaJobs/status/872472666669813761

Posted: Thu, 01/06/2017 - 11:29

According to the BDO Motor Salary Survey 2016, they found that the average Dealer Principal saw their annual salary (inc. commission) rise 23.4% to £116k compared to the previous year. The average salaries for company CEO’s rose 14.9% to £208k whilst Finance Directors saw a modest rise of 1.4% to £140k. The average base salary in 2016 was £35k compared to £32k the previous year a further £14k was available in commissions compared to £14k in 2015. We would like to see how these figures compare for the North East!

Posted: Wed, 24/05/2017 - 16:44

We recently welcomed our new apprentice Lewis, who will be looking after all of our social media and marketing for the company. Lewis’ key function will be to launch our new North East Motor Trade Apprenticeship website aimed at 14 - 19 year olds. He will also be tasked with enhancing our communication by generating lots of pictures. Please help North East motor dealers to attract more and better young people by sharing this link.

Website: http://www.northeastmotortradeapprenticeships.co.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NEMTAUK

Twitter: https://twitter.com/nemtaUK