Car buyers could get compensation after claims of price fixing by shipping companies

Motorists and businesses who bought or leased a new car between October 2006 and September 2015 could be entitled to compensation, following claims that five shipping companies conspired to fix the prices they charged for transporting new cars and vans to the UK. An estimated 80 per cent of motorists who purchased a car or van during the above period may have been overcharged as a result of the cartel.

The compensation could arise due to a group legal action that has been filed to the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) under the Consumer Rights Act. The action claims five

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Number of supermarket EV chargers doubles in two years

More than 600 supermarkets in the UK now offer electric vehicle charging facilities, with a total of 1,115 chargers between them

The number of electric vehicle charge points at supermarkets has doubled in two years, new data reveals.

Supermarkets across the UK installed 542 electric car charging points between October 2017 and the end of 2019, bringing the total number of chargers to 1,115 across 608 sites, and representing a 95 per cent increase over the period.

The data, compiled by Zap-Map and analysed by the RAC, shows 6.5 per cent of all electric vehicle charge points in the UK

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2020 Geneva Motor Show officially cancelled over coronavirus fears

The 2020 Geneva Motor Show has been officially cancelled by show organisers, after the Swiss government announced on Friday morning that it was banning large public and private gatherings until at least mid-March to limit the new outbreak of coronavirus in Switzerland.

The announcement comes after a week of horse-trading between the Geneva show organisers and car manufacturers, and only three days before opening. Many big carmakers had been pulling out senior executives and engineers from show appearances over concerns about the virus and possible quarantine situations, and Switzerland reported fresh cases of the virus on Friday.

Swiss authorities have

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Virus and EVs – the week | Automotive Industry Comment

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Virus sends Jaguar Land Rover China sales plunging | Automotive Industry News

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