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UK manufacturing holds key to unlocking Government’s domestic and global ambitions

On October 20, 2021Source: SMMT News – SMMTBy plarge

The success of the UK’s manufacturing sector will be central to Government’s ability to deliver on its national ambitions to level up the whole country, reach Net Zero by 2050 and become a global science super-power. Today, five trade associations toRead more

SMMT statement on Net Zero Strategy

On October 19, 2021Source: SMMT News – SMMTBy plarge

"The automotive industry is putting zero-emission vehicles on Britain’s roads at pace beyond all forecasts" The post SMMT statement on Net Zero Strategy appeared first on SMMT.Read more

SMMT re-launches Apprentice Support Programme to aid automotive talent recovery

On October 18, 2021Source: SMMT News – SMMTBy plarge

SMMT Charitable Trust Fund (SCTF) re-launches £100,000 fund to help Covid-hit automotive businesses protect apprenticeship… The post SMMT re-launches Apprentice Support Programme to aid automotive talent recovery appeared first on SMMT.Read more

Vehicles remain Britain’s most valuable trade good, as export revenues reach £27 billion

On October 12, 2021Source: SMMT News – SMMTBy plarge

SMMT calls for automotive sector to be the engine of the UK’s future international trade deals after new report reveals vehicles are the nation’s most valuable exported good, worth £27 billion. Total automotive sector trade drops -26% during pandemicRead more

September – EV registrations

On October 5, 2021Source: SMMT News – SMMTBy plarge

The post September – EV registrations appeared first on SMMT.Read more

September LCV sales disappoint but heavy van uptake remains robust

On October 5, 2021Source: SMMT News – SMMTBy plarge

LCV market declines by -39.5% in September as the semiconductor shortage creates supply challenge. New… The post September LCV sales disappoint but heavy van uptake remains robust appeared first on SMMT.Read more

Battery electric vehicles power on despite supply issues bedevilling new car market

On October 5, 2021Source: SMMT News – SMMTBy plarge

New car registrations fall -34.4% on Covid-hit 2020 to 215,312 units, the weakest September since 1998, before the twice-a-year number plate system was introduced. Supply issues caused by semiconductor shortages continue to plague industry Battery elRead more

Engine production falls -23.6% in August

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

UK factories made 81,266 engines last month, a decline of -23.6% over a Covid-19 impacted… The post Engine production falls -23.6% in August appeared first on SMMT.Read more

Commercial vehicle output stalls in August with a -35.1% fall

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

3,179 commercial vehicles produced during August, a decrease of -35.1% on 2020, as output remains -20.0% below the five-year average for the month. The post Commercial vehicle output stalls in August with a -35.1% fall appeared first on SMMT.Read more

August car production falls as global chip shortage continues to bite

On September 29, 2021Source: SMMT News – SMMTBy plarge

British car production falls -27.0% in August with 37,246 units leaving factory gates. Global chip shortage and some extended summer factory shutdowns dent overall performance. Battery electric and hybrid car manufacturing output hits record 27.6% prRead more

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