Sunday, 3 May 2020

Motorcycle Industry News Flash

Motorcycle Industry News Flash

There is confusion in the UK concerning the Government's announced plan to bring its ban on sales of internal combustion (and Hybrid platform) vehicles forward to 2035. The UK Department of Transport has now said that the new date is merely a consultation date and that it would not include motorcycles after all. Presumably they would be banned as of the original 2040 date - but there is no clarity, and the MCIA in the UK points out that the UK Government could decide to include motorcycles at any time of its choosing without consultation.

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The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) has announced that South Korea has doubled the number of industrial robots it has in operation within the past five years to 300,000, and now ranks third globally behind Japan and China. 

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There has been a shake-up in the fiercely competitive UK motorcycle insurance market, with Bennetts Insurance coming under the same ownership (Ardonagh Group, through its Atlanta Investment Holdings subsidiary) as its long-time rival Carole Nash Insurance.


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