Commercial vehicle output steady in Q1 following 2015 boom

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UK commercial vehicle manufacturing saw a decline in March 2016, according to new figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 8,398 CVs were built in Britain last month, down -13.0% compared with the previous year as the market rebalanced following a particularly strong performance in March 2015.

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Quarter of a billion pounds revives Welsh car manufacturing once again

The Welsh automotive industry kicked off 2016 in rude health as almost quarter of a billion pounds of fresh investment was announced for the sector in the first three months of the year, according to research revealed today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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New members – April 2016

Find out who has joined the premier automotive trade association and what they get from membership. New members – April 2016

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Widespread van overloading is undermining tech advances, says SMMT

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Advances in van safety technology could be undermined by dangerous overloading, warns SMMT. Almost nine in 10 (88.5%) of the 2,381 vans weighed last year by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) were found to be overloaded, a worse record than the previous year in which 84% of the 3,337 checked were illegal.

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Commercial vehicle registrations in Europe 12.1% higher in Q1, says ACEA

Commercial vehicle registrations in Europe were 12.1% higher in the first quarter of the year than for the same period in 2015. Total commercial vehicle registrations rose by 8% in March, making it the 15th consecutive month of growth for the sector. All of the five major European markets experienced growth over the first three

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SMMT statement on government emissions tests

Industry is assessing the results from the tests carried out by government as part of the review announced in the autumn. What is immediately clear is that the vehicles tested met the legal standards with no new evidence that any other manufacturer has used any kind of lab cycle test recognition technology. The differences between

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