In a year when registrations of ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs) – that’s pure electric, plug-in hybrid and range extended electric vehicles – have seen a 265% increase in demand, Mitsubishi has launched the Outlander PHEV in the UK.Read more
UK engine production fell 17.0% to 211,258 units in October as re-tooling for new models continued.
2,033,199 engines built so far in 2014 – a fall of 6.4%.
Outlook is positive for the long-term, with UK engine production receiving significant recent investment.
UK commercial vehicle (CV) manufacturing declined 8.9% in October – the smallest monthly fall since June 2013.
Production for the UK market increased 14.6% in the month, but exports fell 30.6%.
2014-to-date volumes still affected by last year’s restructuring, falling 23.5% to 57,981 units.
UK car manufacturing fell 6.7% in October to 150,060 units, leaving year-to-date volumes flat (down 0.3%).Read more
Last week marked the two millionth Nissan Qashqai produced at the manufacturer’s Sunderland plant. The scope and scale of Qashqai’s success is difficult to appreciate, so here are three facts that might help.Read more
SMMT is pleased to announce the appointment of Emma Butcher as Senior Media Manager.Read more
The McLaren Group today welcomed groups of students to its Technology Centre in Woking as part of an initiative to encourage young people into automotive engineering.Read more
Total bus and coach registrations increased 13.1% in October, with a 2.9% rise in the rolling year.
Registrations for the overall market in the year-to-date remain down with a 3.0% drop this month.
£1bn Advanced Propulsion Centre opens for business at the University of Warwick.
Two new projects awarded £32m to research manufacturing technology for electric motors and develop cleaner internal combustion engines, safeguarding 2,500 jobs.