The New Normal

I hope this digital edition finds you all healthy and the coronavirus hasn’t caused you any serious disruption. It seems redundant to discuss the latest developments on the story, as by the time you read this the situation will have progressed 100 times over. 

Please head to our website where we have a live timeline with all the latest automotive news regarding the virus.

We have included in this issue research from GlobalData which has ranked the top vehicle manufacturing companies worldwide, taking into account factors impacting company performance such as positioning for disruptive megatrends, as well as the impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis.

We take a look at the accelerating pace of robo-advice in the automotive industry, following ride-hailing service Grab rolls out its own service.

Motor Finance speaks to Le Etta Pearce, chief executive of Dealer Auction – a collaboration between Auto Trader and Cox Automotive, to discuss the digital revolution currently happening in the vehicle auction space.

We explore the developments in the hydrogen fuel sector, drawing in opinion from the industry to assess their worth in the Road to Zero.

Finally we take a look at the issue of growing stock volumes in the used car sector and the impact it is having on used car values and dealers.

I hope you enjoy the issue!

Chris Lemmon, Editor