16 June 2023 #CEO Update

SMMT this week landed in the golden state for the 36th International Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition (EVS36) in Sacramento, hosting the UK pavilion – made up of some of the most innovative and exciting companies in electric and zero

02 June 2023 #CEO Update

The last few years have been a particularly torrid time for automotive supply chains, with the unprecedented challenges of the pandemic, geopolitical disruption and economic upheaval coming just as the sector braces for its most radical transformation in more than

26 May 2023 #CEO Update

Blue skies and sunshine bathed the industry this week as a record 358 journalists flocked to SMMT’s annual Test Day at Millbrook Proving Ground to put an impressive line-up of the latest cars, vans and trucks from more than 40

19 May 2023 #CEO Update

The Ts and Cs of trade agreements rarely get the public attention they may deserve, but that all changed this week as the rules of origin agreed as part of the UK-EU TCA hit the news headlines – and for

12 May 2023 #CEO Update

There was good news this week as the latest figures revealed the used car market returned to growth in the first quarter. Transactions rose by 4.1% to surpass 1.8 million units after three quarters of decline, marking the best start

05 May 2023 #CEO Update

Ahead of a historic weekend with the country preparing to commemorate the coronation of King Charles III, the latest new vehicle registration figures out yesterday also give cause for celebration. With the ninth month of growth for cars and the

28 April 2023 #CEO Update

The automotive industry has been no stranger to challenges recently – Brexit, Covid-19, semiconductor shortages and a cost-of-living crisis – all occurring alongside the UK’s ambitious deadline for road transport decarbonisation. The good news is that, despite all of this,

21 April 2023 #CEO Update

The Commercial Vehicle Show returned to the NEC this week, opening its doors to thousands of visitors who joined more than 200 exhibitors at the UK’s largest automotive trade exhibition. Given the many challenges the industry faces – economic, regulatory,

14 April 2023 #CEO Update

With just 12 years to go until the first end of sale deadline for the UK’s predominantly diesel van and sub-26 tonne HGV markets, how we decarbonise these vital sectors will be high on the agenda at this year’s Commercial Vehicle

31 March 2023 #CEO Update

Government’s consultation on a zero-emission vehicle mandate, a watershed regulation for the UK new car and van market, is finally here. Yesterday’s long-awaited announcement is welcome, and we want regulation that gives consumers choice and affordability while also enabling manufacturers

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