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PRA COMMENTS ON NET ZERO BY 2030 REPORT FROM MAYOR OF LONDON

PRA 19/01/2022

“While there is a need to reduce tailpipe emissions, especially in cities, local mayors should be mindful that any extra charges will significantly impact low income households who are already struggling with high energy costs”, said Gordon Balmer Executive Director of the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA), commenting on a new net-zero by 2030 report commissioned by the Mayor of London and released today.

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MOTORCYCLE SALES GROW IN CHALLENGING 2021

NMDA 11/01/2022

“With 2021 plagued by covid related lockdowns, staffing issues and restricted supply, we should nonetheless enter 2022 with optimism after a 9.3% increase in Power Two Wheeler (PTW) registrations compared to 2020”, said Paddy O’Connell, Head of National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents PTW dealers in the UK, commenting on the latest MCIA statistics.

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PRA RESPONDS TO RAC STATEMENT ON FUEL PRICES

PRA 06/01/2022

“December’s pump price data is less reliable because it is taken from fuel card transactions, and there have been far fewer of these transactions because of the reduction in business activity between Christmas and New Year. With pump prices falling towards the end of the month, car drivers travelling over the holiday period are likely to have benefited more than these figures suggest.

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DEALERS LOOK AT 2022 WITH OPTIMISM AFTER ROLLER COASTER YEAR FOR NEW CAR SALES

NFDA 06/01/2022

“2021 was a roller coaster year for new car registrations with lockdowns affecting demand at the start and the global shipping crisis and semiconductor shortage impacting supply towards the end of the year, resulting in the overall market being 28.7% down from pre-pandemic levels”, said Sue Robinson, Chief Executive of the NFDA, which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle retailers in the UK commenting on the latest SMMT’s new passenger car registration figures.

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NMDA COMMENTS ON PTW REGISTRATION FIGURES

NMDA 22/12/2021

“Despite Covid’s best efforts to scupper another full year of trading for motorcycle dealers, November’s registration figures (up 21.9% year on year) and subsequent 2021 year to date figures (up 12.1%) show a continued demand for Power Two Wheelers (PTWs) and consumer confidence in the sector” comments Paddy O’Connell, Head of NMDA.

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