24 November 2023 #CEO Update

UK Automotive’s attention was firmly on the Chancellor this week as he unveiled his much anticipated Autumn Statement with its plans for economic growth. Those plans follow last Friday’s £4.5 billion announcement for advanced manufacturing, over £2 billion of which

17 November 2023 #CEO Update

The latest quarterly heavy commercial vehicle registration figures added some warmth and a sense of optimism to an autumnal week, with both the goods and passenger vehicle sectors posting impressive growth. The all-important HGV sector notched up its sixth consecutive

16 November 2023 #Bus & Coach #Registrations #SMMT News

UK operator demand for new buses, coaches and minibuses more than doubles in Q3 2023, up 130.6%, with 1,739 vehicles joining Britain’s road transport network. Second successive quarter of growth with rising uptake of double and single deckers, up 214.4%

03 November 2023 #CEO Update

Automotive is no stranger to technological revolution and it’s about to embark on yet another with the rollout of connected and automated mobility (CAM) technology. An SMMT published report out this week, summarising a study by KPMG and funded by

27 October 2023 #CEO Update

It was good news for UK car production this week, posting almost 40% growth in September to mark the best performance for the month since 2020, and the strongest uplift so far in 2023. While commercial vehicle output saw a

20 October 2023 #CEO Update

SMMT’s second Global Trade Conference lived up to its name this week, drawing an audience from all corners of the world to discuss one of the biggest priorities for any automotive manufacturing nation and market with ambition to grow –

06 October 2023 #CEO Update

This week saw SMMT out on the road again as we attended the second party conference of the season, this time in Manchester, to hear from government about its mission to place motorists at the heart of policy making. Coming

29 September 2023 #CEO Update

With less than 100 days to go, manufacturers finally have clarity on what they are required to sell next year and up to 2030, with government yesterday setting out the percentages of new zero emission vehicles that manufacturers will be

22 September 2023 #CEO Update

Quite the week for automotive and the future of our industry. We kicked it off with a sold-out SMMT Electrified conference, which discussed the challenges and opportunities the shift to electrification offers our sector. Our call was for greater support

20 September 2023 #SMMT News #Statements

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive: The automotive industry’s commitment to a zero-emission new car and van market remains unchanged. Net Zero cannot be achieved without this sector’s decarbonisation. The Prime Minister has confirmed that a mandate to compel the sale

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