New Report Examines Impact of EV Adoption on the Repair and Insurance Sectors

The UK’s automotive risk intelligence company, Thatcham Research, has delivered its Impact of Battery Electric Vehicle Adoption on the Repair and Insurance Sectors report, highlighting the risk-affecting factors BEVs present to the insurance workflow. Funded by Innovate UK, the report explains how insurers build their financial models around BEVs, examines concerns regarding the repair network, […]

Euro NCAP Commercial Van ratings bring collision severity onto the radar

In 2021 Euro NCAP launched the Commercial Van Safety Rating to improve safety information for fleet managers and provide a safer experience for van drivers and other road users. Good improvements in system performance and availability were reported when Euro NCAP revisited the van results one year later. In 2023, Euro NCAP is taking the […]

Thatcham Research partners with Toyota on pioneering Hydrogen Hilux project

Thatcham Research is working closely with Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd (TMUK) and a consortium of specialist industry partners to develop a hydrogen version of Toyota’s iconic Hilux pick-up. To prepare the Hilux for the UK market, Thatcham Research insurance risk intelligence and engineering expertise will be required to assess the repair and safety implications […]

New Chinese entrants gain Thatcham Research five-star Euro NCAP ratings

Another strong batch of vehicle scores have been announced in the latest round of Euro NCAP testing, with all but one achieving a five-star rating. Matthew Avery, Chief Research Strategy Officer, Thatcham Research, comments: “The Tesla Model Y has aced testing, securing outstanding all-round safety ratings. It has scored the highest grade ever seen in […]

Thatcham Research backs government’s safety-first approach to driverless vehicles

The Chief Executive of automotive risk intelligence specialists Thatcham Research is welcoming the Government’s plans and funding for the development of driverless vehicles and their introduction onto our streets. Jonathan Hewett says this marks another step closer to self-driving vehicles on UK roads, ensuring their safe integration and highlighting the positive impact that this technology […]

Thatcham Research to develop new centre of excellence for future mobility solutions

Thatcham Research, the UK’s only ‘not-for-profit’ insurer funded automotive research centre, has acquired Gamston Aviation Limited (GAL), owner of Retford (Gamston) Airport to create a centre of excellence for the research and testing of future mobility systems. It says the new facility will enable Thatcham Research to provide a suitable home for the crucial testing […]

Thatcham finds FIAT Ducato secures world-first Platinum Commercial Van Safety Rating, but crucial safety equipment still remains inadequate on LCVs

The world’s only Commercial Van Safety Rating programme, administered by vehicle safety experts at Euro NCAP and Thatcham Research, has awarded Fiat’s Ducato model a Platinum rating – marking the first time a manufacturer has ever received the highest accolade available. The independent rating programme was first introduced in 2021 amid growing concerns for the […]

ITS (UK) finishes year with a surge of new Members

The vehicle safety testing centre Thatcham Research, international infrastructure group Balfour Beatty and CCTV technology company Exeros Technologies have become the latest Executive Members of the country’s Intelligent Transport Systems Industry Association, ITS (UK). Executive Members of the Society are seen as industry leaders and help run the organisation and set its direction and focus. […]


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