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Motorcycles could be the answer to our changing mobility needs, but where are the clean and efficient electric bikes that can whizz us through town?

Motorcycles could be the answer to our changing mobility needs, but where are the clean and efficient electric bikes that can whizz us through town?

When you think of a motorcycle, what springs to mind may well be a Harley- Davidson – a big, V-twin-engined beast made for tearing through vast expanses of American wasteland. Or maybe you picture a Vespa zipping through the streets of a European city, its horn blaring and two-stroke engine chugging away as it weaves in and out of traffic.

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Relationship advice: Lucas-Nülle Group

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The IMI’s Partner of the Year winner at this year’s annual dinner, Lucas-Nülle Group closely supports the IMI’s mission and work. It’s Academy manager, Daniel Brown talks to MotorPro about how the industry is changing, the skills it needs and the growing relationship with the IMI

The IMI’s Partner of the Year winner at this year’s annual dinner, Lucas-Nülle Group closely supports the IMI’s mission and work. It’s Academy manager, Daniel Brown talks to MotorPro about how the industry is changing, the skills it needs and the growing relationship with the IMI

How has the relationship between the IMI and Lucas-Nülle Group developed, and what benefits have you seen from the relationship?

We have been working together with the IMI for almost five years now, but it’s really intensified over the last two years. The partnership came about as we were looking for a partner to help us deliver high value international qualifications for our customers around the world.IM

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Wed, 03/25/2020
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Get up to date: COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing new challenges, but the IMI is determined to deliver the services you expect, this is the latest update on where we are so far.

The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing new challenges, but the IMI is determined to deliver the services you expect, this is the latest update on where we are so far.

We want to reassure our members and centres that we are open for business as usual, with some restrictions on face-to-face engagement as we continue to follow the guidance from the Government on how to best manage COVID-19.  We want to continue to deliver the service you expect from us for as long as possible while we are facing these challenging times. If you are in need of assistance then please don’t hesitate to contact a member of the team.  

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Mon, 03/23/2020
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Diversifying the motor industry

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The IMI’s Patron’s Award winner for championing diversity in automotive, Hayley Pells, discusses how the industry can fill the skills gap by being more inclusive

The IMI’s Patron’s Award winner for championing diversity in automotive, Hayley Pells, discusses how the industry can fill the skills gap by being more inclusive

The motor industry is a hugely diverse place when it comes to the number and variety of roles that are available to anyone wanting to start their career. But it still faces challenges to bring in talent to fill the skills shortages we all know exist.

One area that could help would be to grow the diversity in the workers ranks; a lot is of course already being done, but there’s more that could happen.

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Thu, 03/19/2020
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How to target car buyers using social media

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Business need to embrace social media if they want to expand and succeed, Jeremy Evans is managing director at Marketing Delivery explains how

Business need to embrace social media if they want to expand and succeed, Jeremy Evans is managing director at Marketing Delivery explains how.

The key to successful marketing has always been to follow your customers, reaching them where they are most likely to see a company’s marketing output. Social media – whether Facebook, Twitter or one of the many others – is increasingly becoming a key tool as a car retailer to generate sales, so it shouldn’t be thought of as a place for tittle-tattle and cute pictures of pets. But how do you embrace the marketing opportunities it presents?

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Wed, 03/18/2020
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Preparing for change: How the industry is shifting gear

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The IMI’s Steve Nash explains how the industry will evolve in the coming decades, and how the institute needs to adapt to meet new demands

The IMI’s Steve Nash explains how the industry will evolve in the coming decades, and how the institute needs to adapt to meet new demands

The motor industry is heading down an electrified, connected, autonomous road, and as the vehicles on our roads change, so too will the skills needed to maintain and repair them.

That’s why the IMI has invested so much energy in its TechSafe campaign for change, which is designed to help the industry adapt to new developments.

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Mon, 03/16/2020
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Awards for Motor Industry Stars: The Winners 2020

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The IMI’s centenary dinner played host to the awards ceremony for the industry’s stars of the present and future, here’s a rundown of who won

The IMI’s centenary dinner played host to the awards ceremony for the industry’s stars of the present and future, here’s a rundown of who won

The motor industry is diverse, innovative and adapting all the time. The IMI awards presented at its Centenary Dinner, recognise the individuals and organisations that add to the work of the IMI and the development of the motor industry, while also celebrating the success stories from the industry’s dynamic workforce. So without further ado, here are the winners and runners-up.

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Thu, 03/12/2020
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Girls with skills

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Cat Treanor, Electude’s UK Business Development Manager explains how increasing diversity in the industry would strengthen it even further

Cat Treanor, Electude’s UK Business Development Manager explains how increasing diversity in the industry would strengthen it even further

“I’m not one of the typical people you see in the automotive industry,” says Cat Treanor MIMI CAE. At the first garage I worked in, I was one of just four employees, and the only woman. At college, I was one woman among 17 men. At my last dealership, I was one of three women out of 40 staff members. And at many automotive events, I’m one out of maybe five or six women in a room of 70 or more.”

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Fri, 03/06/2020
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Is car ownership dead?

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Is car ownership dead, three industry experts discuss how they think things could change in the coming years – if at all.

Is car ownership dead, three industry experts discuss how they think things could change in the coming years – if at all.

Is there still room for the traditional car retailer? If you believe the futurologists, usership – including ride-hailing and car-sharing services which enable users to order vehicles as and when they’re needed, rather than owning them – is the next stage in the evolution of how people get around.

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Tue, 03/03/2020
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100 years: 10 cars that changed the industry

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A lot has changed since the IMI first came into being 100 years ago. The car market was still in its infancy, and many of the brands we know and love today didn't exist yet. As the car has evolved over the last century, we're taking a look at the most influential cars in that time, one for each decade.

A lot has changed since the IMI first came into being 100 years ago. The car market was still in its infancy, and many of the brands we know and love today didn't exist yet. As the car has evolved over the last century, we're taking a look at the most influential cars in that time, one for each decade.

Austin Seven
1920s – Austin Seven

The little Seven revolutionised the British car industry when it came along in 1922 – doing for the UK what Ford's Model T had done in the USA. Along with its own popularity, licence-built Sevens were the first cars for what became BMW and Jaguar, and the very first Lotus was a modified Austin Seven built for trials racing.

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