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UK engine output rises for first time since June 2021

On June 30, 2022Source: SMMT News Archives - SMMTBy plarge

May engine production increases 12.3%, the first growth since June 2021. Output for export grows 26.1% while production for the UK decreases marginally, by -2.1%. Industry calls for measures to help alleviate energy costs, drive investment, and futurRead more

May 2022 new car pre-registration figures

On June 30, 2022Source: SMMT News Archives - SMMTBy plarge

SMMT released figures for May pre-registrations in the UK new car market. The data shows the number of cars disposed of by vehicle manufacturers in May 2022 that were defined as pre-registrations. Download the May 2022 release The post May 2022 new cRead more

New members – June 2022

On June 30, 2022Source: SMMT News Archives - SMMTBy sclarke

Find out below who has joined the premier automotive trade association and what they get from membership: Cohline UK Limited – www.cohline.de/en Ecomotive Trading Limited – www.eco-motive.com Stäubli (UK) Limited – www.staubli.com Book My Garage – wwRead more

UK commercial vehicle production grows 26.5% in best May for a decade

On June 30, 2022Source: SMMT News Archives - SMMTBy plarge

British CV production rises 26.5% as industry records best May and year to date performance in a decade. Growth driven by exports, up 91.6%, while production for UK declines -26.3% against significant economic headwinds. May success brings fifth consRead more

First rise in 11 months for UK car production

On June 29, 2022Source: SMMT News Archives - SMMTBy plarge

UK car production up 13.3% in May, the first growth after 10 consecutive months of decline. Battery electric car production more than doubles, increasing by 108.3%, with 4,525 built. Sector calls for urgent action to mitigate £90 million uplift in… TRead more

Urgent action needed as UK Auto faces £90 million energy cost hike

On June 28, 2022Source: SMMT News Archives - SMMTBy plarge

New analysis reveals UK auto manufacturers face £90m uplift in energy bills this year as costs surge 50%. Sector already spends £50m more per annum for energy than EU counterparts, with the UK having some of the highest electricity costs in Europe. IRead more

SMMT response to introduction of UKCA markings

On June 21, 2022Source: SMMT News Archives - SMMTBy plarge

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, SMMT has been working closely with policymakers to develop workable solutions for the introduction of UKCA markings, solutions that will minimise costs, complexity and ensue the sector can still provide essentiRead more

SMMT response to end of Plug-in Car Grant

On June 14, 2022Source: SMMT News Archives - SMMTBy plarge

"The decision to scrap the Plug-in Car grant sends the wrong message to motorists and to an industry which remains committed to Government’s net zero ambition" The post SMMT response to end of Plug-in Car Grant appeared first on SMMT.Read more

British zero emission vehicle tech set to electrify EVS 35 in Oslo

On June 13, 2022Source: SMMT News Archives - SMMTBy plarge

Innovative UK zero emission tech companies join government and industry leaders at EVS35. World’s largest symposium for electric vehicles set to boost trade and investment into UK Auto. Trade mission comes as global BEV sales double in 2021 with UK…Read more

New van registrations fall for fifth consecutive month as supply squeeze continues

On June 6, 2022Source: SMMT News Archives - SMMTBy plarge

New light commercial vehicle registrations fall to 22,000, down -25.1% on last year’s record-breaking May. 39,209 fewer vans registered year-to-date as shortages of key components continue to restrict production. Electric van registrations up 62.7% tRead more

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