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Car Dealer Podcast: Green shoots, plug-in car grant changes and online car sales with Neil McCue

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This week has been rammed with news and – as we realised on the Car Dealer Podcast – a lot of it has been positive.

For this episode we’re joined by chief operating officer for Snows Group Neil McCue who discusses the biggest stories of the week, including changes to the plug-in car grant, preparing to reopen and the switch to online sales.

Snows Group, which has franchised dealerships across the south coast, has had a big push to transform the business during the last year.


As McCue explains, they’ve made some changes that have made the business stronger but it has been a challenging time.

On the Car Dealer Podcast, each week editor-in-chief James Baggott and contributing editor Rebecca Chaplin choose what they think are the biggest stories of the week and compete to choose the best.

McCue plays the important role of guest judge this week and decides who should win.

You can listen to this episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and more, or by clicking play on below.

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To find out more about any of the stories mentioned they are all linked below.

Green shoots of consumer confidence combined with pent-up car buyer demand is good news for car dealers

Another nail in the coffin for Mitsubishi Motors UK as the heritage fleet will be going under the hammer

Car dealers shocked at changes to electric car grant that will see more than 20 models no longer qualify

Tesla Model 3 excluded as electric car grant to be cut to £2,500 – with experts branding move as ‘too soon’

Mini to become all-electric car brand in next decade

Lookers says it expects to report £10m profit for 2020 as it reveals talks with banks are ongoing

Our cars: After hunting for a decade I’ve finally bought a Citroen Saxo VTS

Scottish dealers prepare for record month as first minister announces showrooms will reopen from April 5

BMW reveals latest iDrive generation ahead of its first appearance on new electric models

Mazda UK boss ‘not convinced’ that full online sales are commercially viable or right for the customer

Peter Vardy helps send staff on staycation with campers available for them to book

Tech founder believes physical car auctions have had a ‘Blockbuster moment’ and may never be same again

UHY Hacker Young sees 97 per cent of dealer groups make a profit in 2020 year end audits

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Rebecca has been a motoring and business journalist since 2014, previously writing and presenting for titles such as the Press Association, Auto Express and Car Buyer. She has worked in many roles for Car Dealer Magazine’s publisher Blackball Media including head of editorial.

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