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Record year for carbon reduction despite COVID stalling economic progress

On September 15, 2021Source: SMMT News – SMMTBy plarge

22nd Sustainability Report reveals impact of pandemic on automotive sector sustainable development with declines in vehicle production, registrations and economic performance. Fleet average carbon emissions reduced by a record-breaking 11.8% in a sinRead more

Van registrations swell for summer but semi-conductor shortage concerns loom

On September 6, 2021Source: SMMT News – SMMTBy plarge

Industry records second best ever August with 20,582 new van registrations during typically one of… The post Van registrations swell for summer but semi-conductor shortage concerns loom appeared first on SMMT.Read more

Electrified vehicle demand surges in small volume August but supply issues undermine overall market

On September 6, 2021Source: SMMT News – SMMTBy plarge

August new car registrations fall -22.0% in traditionally quiet month pre-plate change. Demand for battery electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid cars surges with PHEVs rising most, up 72.1%. Market year-to-date up 20.3% against Covid hit 2020, but beloRead more

Commercial vehicle industry calls for decarbonisation plans before bans

On August 30, 2021Source: SMMT News – SMMTBy plarge

New analysis reveals that, due to lack of clear diesel replacement technology, just 0.2% of HGVs on the road are alternatively fuelled – the same proportion as cars in 2007. One in 38 new vans registered in 2021 is pure electric, compared to one in 1Read more

July 2021 new car pre-registration figures

On August 26, 2021Source: SMMT News – SMMTBy plarge

SMMT released figures for July pre-registrations in the UK new car market. The data shows… The post July 2021 new car pre-registration figures appeared first on SMMT.Read more

UK engine production falls -27.5% in July

On August 26, 2021Source: SMMT News – SMMTBy plarge

UK factories made 127,922 engines in July, a decline of -27.5% over the same month in 2020. The post UK engine production falls -27.5% in July appeared first on SMMT.Read more

Commercial vehicle output increases for fifth consecutive month

On August 26, 2021Source: SMMT News – SMMTBy plarge

Exports of commercial vehicles increased by 16.2%, while domestic demand saw a slight decline of -3.4%. The post Commercial vehicle output increases for fifth consecutive month appeared first on SMMT.Read more

UK car production plummets in July

On August 25, 2021Source: SMMT News – SMMTBy plarge

British car manufacturing output declines -37.6% in July with 53,438 units made. Production volumes damaged by global chip shortages, ‘pingdemic’ and summer shutdown timings. 26.0% of all cars made in July were alternatively fuelled, their highest shRead more

New members – August 2021

On August 25, 2021Source: SMMT News – SMMTBy plarge

Find out below who has joined the premier automotive trade association and what they get… The post New members – August 2021 appeared first on SMMT.Read more

Q2 bus and coach registrations halve in five years, even after post-pandemic increase

On August 16, 2021Source: SMMT News – SMMTBy plarge

1,086 vehicles registered in Q2 2021, up 231.1% on 2020, but 347 units or -24.2%… The post Q2 bus and coach registrations halve in five years, even after post-pandemic increase appeared first on SMMT.Read more

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