Aston Martin has announced plans to continue its successful apprenticeship programme by recruiting a further 10 young people onto the scheme.
Find out who has joined the premier automotive trade association and what they get from membership. New members – August 2015
Today, government announced that the current Plug-in Car Grant scheme would continue until at least February 2016 for all categories of vehicle.
Seasonal holiday and upgrade closures see UK engine output fall 10.2%.
Britain’s commercial vehicle manufacturing industry continued its strong recovery in July, with production volumes up 46.3% over the same month last year. A total of 9,274 CVs were built in the month, with output for the UK market posting an especially strong gain of 137.6%.
Production down 2% in July as seasonal upgrades and retooling recess kick in.
Year-to-date output remains strong at 911,307 units, with domestic demand up 0%.
Manufacturing for export accounted for 9% of production in the month.
Ian Constance has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC). He is due to take over in September 2015, as Tony Pixton returns to the APC Board having guided the organisation safely through its start-up phase.
SMMT’s prestigious Automotive Award for Innovation, which recognises UK-developed concepts and technologies with the potential to transform the automotive industry, is now open for its sixth year of entries.
Demand for exhibition space at the inaugural Automechanika Birmingham has proved to be so great that capacity has been increased by 40%, with 100 extra stands being made available. Taking place from 7 to 9 June 2016, Automechanika Birmingham is set to be one of the biggest events on the automotive calendar, bringing together representatives from all areas of the UK automotive supply chain and aftermarket.
Alternative fuel vehicle registrations rose by 17.4% across Europe in the second quarter of 2015, according to ACEA. Demand for AFVs in the UK surged 62.4% – the biggest increase seen in any of the EU’s major markets over the period.