Plug-In Car Grant: Since the launch of the Plug-In Car Grant in January 2011, there have been 157,751 eligible cars registered. Please note: this data includes only new car registrations and not commercial vehicles. For questions about these figures, or to

06 August 2018 #Cars #Registrations #SMMT News

New car market steady in July, up 1.2%, with 163,898 new cars joining British roads. Demand for hybrid and plug-in vehicles up a fifth, with market share hitting record levels. Year-to-date market down -5.5%, in line with expectations. SEE CAR

06 July 2018 #Uncategorised

It’s been a turbulent first six months for the UK’s new car market, as half-year registration figures released yesterday by SMMT showed a 6.3% fall since January. In June, registrations were down 3.5%, following rises in April and May, whereas

Automotive Sustainability
26 June 2018 #SMMT News

New report highlights importance of UK Automotive to economy – with manufacturing turnover at record £82 billion in 2017.
Brexit uncertainty thwarting investment as SMMT repeats call for customs union membership.
New production efficiencies drive record levels of sustainability, with waste to landfill and water and energy use at record lows.

New light commercial vehicle registrations steady in May, up 2.4% to 27,639 units. Uplift in vans weighing 2.0-tonnes or more offsets double-digit decline in smaller vehicles. Year-to-date, market remains at historically high level but sees -1.4% fall compared with first

05 June 2018 #Cars #Registrations #SMMT News

UK new car demand grows 3.4% in May, as market continues to rebalance following large declines in 2017.
Hybrids and plug-ins up more than a third to take record 5.8% share, while superminis, SUVs and soft tops also rise.
Year-to-date market down -6.8% as uncertainty continues to impact business and fleet buyers.

01 June 2018 #CEO Update

The industry’s competing challenges were played out this week: Brexit, a putative trade war and demands to make the UK fit for an electrified future. First, the good news, which came in the form of a production boost across UK

01 June 2018 #Event News #SMMT News

Vehicle manufacturers, suppliers and technology innovators come together to discuss the future of the car and mobility at SMMT Open Forum – back for a third year at Automechanika Birmingham. Connected and autonomous technology, artificial intelligence, digital manufacturing and flexible

31 May 2018 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing

UK engine manufacturing surpasses 1 million mark in April for first time on record. Highest April output on record sees production rise 17.3% in the month. Double-digit growth for exports, with overseas demand up 30.5% in April and 15.9% year

31 May 2018 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing

UK commercial vehicle manufacturing up a fifth in April, with more than 7,000 units produced. Exports demand continues to drive output, up 28.5% to take 70.9% production share. Year-to-date production remains down, with 26,551 CVs produced so far this year.

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