Government sets scene for plug-in infrastructure

Today government published its ‘Plug-In Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy’ – a move welcomed by SMMT as it demonstrates the range of measures being taken to support ultra-low carbon vehicles in the UK.

Industry progress highlighted in climate change report

A report published today by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) concludes that more needs to be done to meet the 2025 greenhouse gas emissions target, but has praised the efforts of UK automotive in tackling climate change.

‘World’s most efficient electric car’ unveiled

Gordon Murray Design today unveiled its ‘ultra compact city vehicle’ the T.27 – described as the world’s most efficient electric car. The £9 million design and development programme was made possible through a £4.5 million investment from Technology Strategy Board.

Johnson Matthey invites careers advisors to see inside manufacturing – with the Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable in attendance

Johnson Matthey Plc, the speciality chemicals company and world leading catalyst manufacturer, in association with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Automotive Council UK, today hosted a careers development day for careers advisers and senior science, technology and engineering staff. The event was held at Johnson Matthey’s headquarters in Royston, Hertfordshire.

May new car pre-registration figures

Today, SMMT released figures for May pre-registrations in the UK new car market. The data shows the number of cars disposed of in May 2011 that were defined as pre-registrations. Download release

Manufacturers open doors to next generation of engineers

Students across the country will get the chance to see one of the UK’s vanguard industries today (29 June) as companies in the automotive sector throw open their doors in a pilot for a new government initiative.