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June engine production struggles to recover

On July 29, 2021Source: SMMT News – SMMTBy Daniel Zealander

UK factories made 157,623 engines in June, just 0.6% more than June 2020’s weak performance.… The post June engine production struggles to recover appeared first on SMMT.Read more

UK commercial vehicle production up for fourth consecutive month

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

5,808 units produced during June, up 39.6% on same month in 2020. The post UK commercial vehicle production up for fourth consecutive month appeared first on SMMT.Read more

Staff and supply shortages threaten UK car production revival

On July 28, 2021Source: SMMT News – SMMTBy plarge

69,097 cars roll off production lines in June, weakest total since 1953, bar Covid hit June 2020. UK factories turn out 498,923 cars in first half of year, down -38.4% on five-year average. Latest forecast suggests global chip shortage could negativeRead more

New members – July 2021

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

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

UK’s specialist vehicle sector most varied in the world

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

UK’s unique low volume and specialist vehicle sector is world’s most diverse according to new report. Companies nationwide make everything from 250mph hypercars to wheelchair accessible taxis. Sector turns over some £4bn annually and employs more thaRead more

Avoid Travel Trailer Trauma this Summer

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

SMMT updates its Trailer Towing Guidance and the Law Guide ahead of Great British summer staycation. The post Avoid Travel Trailer Trauma this Summer appeared first on SMMT.Read more

SMMT statement on Transport Decarbonisation Plan

On July 14, 2021Source: SMMT News – SMMTBy plarge

The automotive sector welcomes the publication of the Transport Decarbonisation Plan and associated consultations The post SMMT statement on Transport Decarbonisation Plan appeared first on SMMT.Read more

May 2021 new car pre-registration figures

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

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

SMMT Response to Ellesmere Port announcement

On July 6, 2021Source: SMMT News – SMMTBy Daniel Zealander

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said The announcement today of new investment into electric vehicle… The post SMMT Response to Ellesmere Port announcement appeared first on SMMT.Read more

LCV market recovery slowed only by supply shortages as almost 35,000 new vans hit British roads

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

June sees 34,363 vans join UK roads, up 14.4% on last year, but still -13.9% short of 2019 performance. The post LCV market recovery slowed only by supply shortages as almost 35,000 new vans hit British roads appeared first on SMMT.Read more

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