The Advanced Propulsion Centre has launched the new Technology Developer Accelerator Programme (TDAP) to support companies developing an innovative low-carbon propulsion technology that can be applied to the automotive industry.Read more
UK engine manufacturing down 13.6% in September as facilities undergo re-tooling efforts for new products.
Output has fallen 5.0% over the year-to-date, but percentage exported has increased.
Overall UK commercial vehicle production fell by 2,179 units year-on-year despite production of certain new models beginning to ramp up.
CV manufacturing output for year-to-date down by a quarter (25.2%) due to plant restructuring over the past year.
UK car manufacturing sees best year-to-date performance since 2008, producing 1,132,017 units – up 0.6%.
September output falls slightly to 137,068 units, down 2.8% due to planned re-tooling for model changes.
Production for home market up 17.7% in September as UK new car market continues to thrive.
Based on results, which are preliminary in some cases, passenger vehicle sales for the global new car market in September were up around 4.7% from the year before.Read more
Funding of £5.4 million awarded today by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) will help six UK automotive suppliers win new business and close the skills gap.Read more
Ford will create 318 new jobs at its Dagenham plant following an additional investment of £190 million to produce its new range of advanced technology diesel engines.Read more
Jaguar Land Rover has secured £3.5 billion in UK supplier contracts for the manufacture of its new Land Rover Discovery Sport, which started rolling off the production line last week.Read more
The agenda for the upcoming SMMT Open Forum has been announced, with a focus on the opportunities provided by autonomous vehicles.Read more
The European new car market grew 6.4% this September, the 13th consecutive month of growth. So far 9,572,259 units have been registered in 2014, a 6.1% increase on this time last year, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA).Read more