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Industry News

We are putting customers at the heart of everything we do as industry bounces back from Covid and semiconductor shortage

As all businesses have had to plan and implement new processes to react to unprecedented times, we too have continued in our commitment to evolve our support for customers, brands and retailers with fresh thinking, product innovation and an understanding of the challenges and issues each are facing.

  • Oct 14, 2021
  • 4 Minutes
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Industry News

Where are the UK’s used car hotspots right now?

As you may have already read in the news, used cars are currently in extraordinarily high demand due to a global shortage of semiconductors, which are needed for the production of new cars. So that got us thinking – where in the UK have the most used cars changed hands this year? 

  • Oct 13, 2021
  • 3 Minutes
Reasons to drive an electric car

Electric Vehicles

Nine quirky facts and figures about electric cars to impress your friends

As electric cars become more popular in the UK and race towards mainstream adoption, we wanted to share some quirky facts and figures about these impressive vehicles.

  • Sep 27, 2021
  • 3 Minutes
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Vehicle Finance & Customer Advice

Seven top tips for financing your dream car

Here at Volkswagen Financial Services UK, we’ve compiled seven top tips for those of you looking to finance your dream car this year – and there are a few ways to help make this dream more affordable. 

  • Oct 1, 2021
  • 4 Minutes
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Industry News

VWFS driving workplace equality with accessible assistive technology tool

Here at VWFS we’re committed to getting the right people in the right teams. We believe in creating diverse workforces, promoting equality and nurturing inclusive working environments.

  • Jun 8, 2021
  • 3 Minutes

Industry News

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Industry News

Agile approach to pave car retail's road to new 'normality'

Our CEO Mike Todd reflects on a transformative two years for the automotive retail sector and offers insight about what's needed to adapt to the road ahead.

  • Jan 12, 2022
  • 4 Minutes
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Industry News

How many of us are living more sustainably since the pandemic?

As we approach the two year anniversary of the first national lockdown, have our experiences of the past two years led to positive changes for the environment?

  • Jan 11, 2022
  • 4 Minutes
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Industry News

How many families have given up their second car in lockdown?

As the impact of the pandemic begins to subside, many of us are adjusting to a new normal. In this article we reveal how many families have given up their second car since March 2020.

  • Nov 29, 2021
  • 3 Minutes
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Industry News

Brits love singing in the car with Adele and Ed Sheeran voted top carpool karaoke partners

If you’re anything like us you probably love a bit of car karaoke on the drive home from work – and we can officially reveal that most Brits use their car as a rolling music studio!

  • Nov 19, 2021
  • 3 Minutes
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Industry News

What are subscription cars and why are they so popular with younger people?

Our latest study has revealed that millennials are keen to adopt a modern way of accessing cars that sees users subscribe to a vehicle rather than own one outright.

  • Sep 23, 2021
  • 2 Minutes
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Industry News

Are driverless cars the future of automotive travel? 

Technology is revolutionising many aspects of modern life, but it appears we Brits aren’t willing to relinquish our driving duties just yet. 

  • Sep 22, 2021
  • 3 Minutes

Electric Vehicles

Reasons to drive an electric car

Electric Vehicles

We’re discussing the future of EVs at youth-focused COP26 event

EXTREME Hangout at COP26 is running a programme of events throughout the conference that are focused on giving younger people a platform for their voices to be heard on climate action.

  • Nov 9, 2021
  • 3 Minutes
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Electric Vehicles

How has the fuel crisis impacted people’s attitudes to electric cars?

We wanted to find out if the fuel crisis from late September and early October has persuaded more people to consider switching to an EV when they buy their next car. And the results of our latest survey are very interesting…

  • Nov 3, 2021
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Electric Vehicles

Three big reasons why you should consider driving an electric car

We know that switching to an electric car may seem a daunting decision, but electric vehicles are widely accepted to be the future of automotive travel and in this article we hope to give you a glimpse into how an EV could fit into your lifestyle.

  • Sep 9, 2021
  • 4 Minutes
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Electric Vehicles

Britain wants to go electric as we survey the nation for Clean Air Day 

Half of British drivers (50%) say they’d like to help the planet by switching to an electric vehicle.

  • Jun 25, 2021
  • 4 Minutes
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Electric Vehicles

Discover the benefits of going electric with new EV&ME app updates

If you’re considering joining the electric vehicle revolution, we’re really excited to tell you that the new version of our EV&Me app, which we have developed together with Audi, is here!

  • Jun 4, 2021
  • 3 Minutes
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Electric Vehicles

Myth-busting 10 misconceptions about electric vehicles 

Electric vehicles have seen a huge rise in popularity over recent years, but we know that drivers still have certain reservations about making the switch. So that’s why we want to debunk some of the most common misconceptions about electric vehicles

  • Apr 27, 2021
  • 4 Minutes

Vehicle Finance & Customer Advice

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Vehicle Finance & Customer Advice

Car Maintenance - Jargon Buster

Most of us have walked into a garage to collect our vehicle after it's had some work done, only to be met with a barrate of terms that we aren't sure of. That's why we've pulled together some key car maintenance terms and what they mean to help you feel confident when talking to you mechanic.

  • Jul 1, 2021
  • 2 Minutes
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Vehicle Finance & Customer Advice

A new world of travel is emerging as we adapt to life after lockdown 

As lockdown restrictions begin to ease, we’ve noticed that new travel trends are emerging.

  • Jun 25, 2021
  • 4 Minutes
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Vehicle Finance & Customer Advice

Seven top tips for planning the perfect road trip

The summer is almost here and it’s expected that thousands of people across the UK will pack up their cars for a staycation over the coming (hopefully sunny) months, so we have rounded up seven top tips for planning the perfect road trip this summer.

  • May 28, 2021
  • 4 Minutes
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Vehicle Finance & Customer Advice

VWFS launches Hot Offers on VWFS DRIVE website

Looking for a new vehicle is always a fun experience and we know there’s nothing quite like finding great offers.

  • May 27, 2021
  • 2 Minutes
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Vehicle Finance & Customer Advice

Why have rental vehicles become so popular during lockdown?

Demand for rental vehicles has more than doubled during lockdown, according to new research from our data insights team. 

  • May 27, 2021
  • 3 Minutes
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Vehicle Finance & Customer Advice

Looking for an aftercare package for your car? Try All-in! 

If you’re in the market for a one-stop-shop aftercare package that will give you peace of mind – and save you time and money – then you’re in the right place.

  • May 26, 2021
  • 3 Minutes