And how you could still win a brand new Morgan
Many car manufacturers have been contributing to the fight against COVID-19 of late and have been taking measures to help protect their own staff and customers in factories, offices and dealerships. Here’s the latest news on what the car industry has been doing.
Morgan Motor Company donated a brand new Plus Four sports car worth £60,000, to Comic Relief and BBC Children in Need’s ‘The Big Night In’ appeal, which aired on Thursday 23 April and raised over £27m (subsequently matched by the government) to raise funds to help the coronavirus relief effort. Offered as a competition prize, winners will be able to spec the car build online and visit the factory to see it being made. There’s still time to enter as the competition runs until 2pm on 30 April. All you have to do is donate £10 by texting the keyword CAR to 81155. Details at this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/bignightin/morgancar
MG Motor has donated 30,000 PPE face masks to hospitals in the UK and Ireland as part of its international efforts. It’s first donation of 10,000 face masks were delivered to NHS Nightingale Hospital in Birmingham on 20 April. Previously the company also supplied 100 MG ZS EV electric cars to NHS organisations across the UK for six months.
Nissan’s UK dealer network is supplying over 100 cars to NHS workers for a period of time at no cost and with complimentary insurance. NHS workers have to registered on the Nissan UK website to secure a car. Meanwhile the company is also manufacturing thousands of PPE aprons for NHS workers. A team of staff volunteers at the plant took just eight days to design and build a process onsite to manufacture the plastic aprons. Initial capacity is 18,000 a week but the team has plans to increase this to over 70,000 within weeks.
Kia has created a series of four information videos on how to care for your car during lockdown – find them on the Kia UK website. Episode one features information on brakes, episode two is about keeping your battery charged, the third episode focuses on exterior safety checks and episode four explains what to do ‘under the bonnet’ in regards to basic maintenance.
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