Today, UK automotive reported record turnover for the sector, up more than 12% to £55 billion, with exports at record levels and increased investment across the industry.
Posted 9:30 Monday 2 July 2012
This week, the tyre industry began to roll-out its largest ever customer information programme that will deliver crucial cost and safety information to the UK’s 44 million motorists.
Posted 13:30 Thursday 21 June 2012
Toyota GB has cut its carbon footprint by hundreds of tonnes of CO2 a year by implementing measures to reduce energy consumption. New lighting systems, adjustments to air conditioning performance and changes to operational hours have made substantial reductions in electricity and gas usage.
Posted 12:55 Thursday 21 June 2012
Electric vehicle (EV) charge point provider Elektromotive is to create the UK’s largest pay-as-you-go, network of public access charging stations for EVs.
Posted 14:00 Thursday 14 June 2012
The coveted Climate Change Big Tick award was picked up by Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) at the West Midlands Business in the Community (BITC) awards held in Birmingham last night.
Posted 18:00 Thursday 31 May 2012
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) today hosted the world premiere of a new, range-extended electric commercial vehicle, which combines new technologies from around the UK in a project co-funded by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB).
Posted 16:00 Friday 11 November 2011
Ministers announced today that a new National Chargepoint Registry is to map charging locations across the UK, as part of government plans to make it easier for motorists to opt for an electric vehicle.
Posted 13:57 Thursday 10 November 2011
Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally has launched production of Ford’s new 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine developed by UK powertrain engineers located at Dunton and Dagenham. The turbocharged, direct injection engine will be available in Europe in early 2012 and will ultimately be used worldwide.
Posted 11:35 Wednesday 9 November 2011
Bentley Motors’ headquarters in Crewe has set a new standard in environmental performance, by becoming the first manufacturing facility in UK automotive to achieve the new energy management standard, ISO 50001.
Posted 15:45 Tuesday 18 October 2011
SMMT is committed to the continuous improvement of environmental best practice in the workplace, and is today delighted to announce that its new office in the heart of Westminster has been awarded an acclaimed Bronze Ska Certificate.