SMMT recently asked KPMG to carry out an independent study to look at the fortunes of the sector, the key drivers behind recent performance and some of the challenges the industry will continue to face. The report provides the summary of this work and overall, serves to reinforce the positive view SMMT has of the industry.
SMMT has welcomed the launch of a new industry-wide supply chain commodity survey that identifies more than £3bn of opportunities for domestic automotive suppliers and overseas companies wanting to invest in new facilities in the UK. Click here to view the results of the survey in this 2012 update available from the Automotive Council website.
SMMT has launched a report that demonstrates the value of the UK’s unique low volume car manufacturing industry, highlighting some of the challenges these companies face and, importantly, the opportunities for growth that can be achieved with industry, government and other stakeholders working together to support a world-renowned British success story.
A key objective of the SMMT is sustaining and developing the UK’s automotive supply chain. Building on an initial scoping study completed in December 2011 that outlined the main financial and growth constraints affecting the UK automotive supply chain, this in-depth investigation goes further to explore the nature and extent of the specific financing issues affecting the sector.
The SMMT’s latest New Car CO2 report has revealed average new car CO2 emissions fell 4.2% in 2011, with sub 130g/km vehicles accounting for almost half the 2011 new car market. The report, which is published annually, examines the UK’s transition towards lower CO2 emitting vehicles and improved fuel efficiency, analysing the factors influencing these trends, including industry investment in new technology, R&D, infrastructure and consumer incentives. The report ata is derived by linking vehicles’ CO2 levels to the SMMT new vehicle registration database, allowing the market to be studied by fuel type, sales type, segment and by various taxation measures, such as Vehicle Excise Duty (VED). The first report was published in 2001 to reflect the need for transparent reporting across industry on CO2 emissions and since then, average new car CO2 has fallen more than 23%.
Invest Now is an independent report detailing the strength of the UK automotive sector and highlights recent developments that will contribute to the growth of the industry. The report provides qualified reasons why now is an excellent time to invest in the sector, with an outline of major vehicle manufacturer’s commitment to increase activity and investment in the UK.
The guide provides common terms to define technology from concept to commercial production, right through to disposal, and will assist developers with self-assessment, monitoring progress, including planning goals, and actions. In particular, it will help smaller businesses bring new innovations to the marketplace by providing a common framework so they can better understand the needs of tier one companies and vehicle manufacturers, and promoting increased engagement with them.
SMMT has published the Electric Car Guide to help motorists make more informed decisions when purchasing an electric vehicle. Presented in an easy to understand Q&A-style format, the free of charge publication addresses some of the common queries relating to electric vehicles including information about batteries, charging, vehicle performance, on-the-road cost, government incentives and safety.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Trader’s (SMMT) eleventh annual sustainability report reveals that UK manufacturing has made significant progress in cutting CO2 emissions, waste and energy use despite the challenges of the recent economic crisis. The report highlights progress in social, environmental and economic sectors of the motor industry through 2009 and demonstrates that despite challenging economic conditions last year, automotive accounted for £23.8 billion of the UK’s total export values and still employs over 700,000 people.
SMMT is urging government to recognise the importance of R&D investment in driving economic growth, calling for measures to incentivise funding and build a more balanced economy. The call comes as a new report, published by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) and commissioned by SMMT, highlights that innovation is a key driver of productivity and growth, but that R&D spend is low in the UK compared to leading international markets.
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SMMT has published its ‘Report on the current situation and future direction of electric vehicle charger standardisation’. The report is an international overview of the progress currently being made towards standardising the charging equipment for pure-electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.
This is the consultation response submitted by SMMT on 2 August 2010 in response to TfL’s ‘Public congestion charge consultation’ regarding the consultation on changes to the London Congestion Charge.
An independent report commissioned by SMMT which assesses the state of the UK supply chain and outlines the opportunities for UK-based suppliers following interviews with BMW, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan and Toyota.
The New Automotive and Innovation Growth Team (NAIGT) recently published its final report on the state of automotive manufacturing in the UK. This independent report represents a fundamental review of the industry. It clearly lists the challenges we face and highlights opportunities alongside recommendations for moving forward.
This independent report seeks to examine the United Kingdom automotive industry systematically. It has been written at a time of unprecedented change in the global automotive industry. History may well record more changes over the next couple of years than at any time in the entire first century of the industry, in terms of strategic product development, location, ownership, manufacturing and markets..
The European Commission (EC) have this week issued a proposed roadmap titled “Regulations and Standards for the Electrification of Cars”. Click view details for a summary or click download to download this document for more information.
This study is focused to strategically analyse the European market for passenger electric vehicles. The key drivers and restraints, technology roadmaps, infrastructure, market estimates, business models, distribution models and various strategic analyses has been dealt in detail. An analysis of the OEMs, suppliers and associations strategies; key business models and their working has been discussed.
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SMMT produces an annual new car CO2 report which details the car market by tailpipe CO2 performance. The reports were first published in 2001 and demonstrate the SMMT’s desire to be transparent about the industry’s environmental performance. The data is derived by SMMT from linking vehicles’ CO2 levels to the SMMT new vehicle registration database. This allows the market to be studied by fuel type, sales type, segment and by various taxation measures, such as Vehicle Excise Duty. The reports also look at influences on the performance, total CO2 emissions from all cars in use and ways to achieve future gains.
European Heavy and Medium Commercial Vehicles Telematics Market
This study gives a strategic insight on the recent developments in the European heavy and medium commercial vehicles telematics market. The study provides a comprehensive outlook on revenue and installed base forecast for various telematics services, in the scope of the study, for the different scenarios analysed. This study also provides profiles of key industry participants in the telematics market.
Executive Analysis of the Global Emergence of Personal Rapid Transit Systems
To analyse the global market for Personal Rapid Transit and also focus on key trends in design and development of a potential emerging Personal Rapid Transit market.
This research provides an overview of the global market for low-cost chassis systems such as steering, braking, suspension & stability and also analyses the various approaches that suppliers and OEM’s could use to reduce cost. It also provides component-level analysis of each chassis system with price and weight break up at a component level split across the important low cost manufacturing regions.
The report develops a thorough investigation on the market for Integration of Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) Integration with Maps, identifying different systems that Vehicle manufacturers are looking at through their roadmaps and various challenges that has to be dealt with to be successful in this market.
This research study gives a detailed analysis of European Market for Electric Corner Modules. Market Analysis of ECM for Hybrid, Electric and Fuel Cell Vehicles are dealt in detail. Cost Benefit Analysis for Electric Corner Modules compared to conventional hybrids, Legislative Trends, Drivers and Restraints, Market Trends and Forecasts are also being covered in this research service.
The UK is home to seven of the world’s largest global automotive manufacturers, more than any other European country, and 19 out of the top 20 auto-parts makers have a manufacturing presence in the UK. The UK has attracted more investment by the Japanese VMs than any other country in the EU, as well as the highest number of inward investments by Japanese auto-parts manufacturers. There are now 76 investments by Japanese Tier 1 companies operating in the UK, significantly more than the second-ranked country with 56.
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