CEO Update

01 March 2024 #CEO Update

The Spring Budget in just five days’ time is a pivotal moment for government to re-energise the EV market. The Chancellor must use the occasion to end the UK’s current fiscal system that is, in effect, discouraging drivers from going

23 February 2024 #CEO Update

Yesterday’s announcement of new electric van production in Luton from 2025 is yet another vote of confidence in the UK automotive sector, adding to the massive £23.7 billion commitment last year that will benefit our skilled workers, productivity and net

16 February 2024 #CEO Update

Zero emission vehicles are proven to benefit a broad spectrum of fleet operations and that’s clearer than ever today, with SMMT’s latest data showing the number of new electric and hydrogen trucks joining UK roads more than trebled in 2023

09 February 2024 #CEO Update

The headlines and airwaves were electric this week as newly published SMMT figures showed Britain’s millionth battery electric car (BEV) joined the road in January – a milestone that’s been more than 20 years in the making, with 1,001,677 registered

02 February 2024 #CEO Update

As trade talks continue between the UK and countries around the world, from major markets to growing economies, it is essential that automotive is at the heart of negotiations. As an industry built on global trade and, indeed, our role

26 January 2024 #CEO Update

The latest industry figures out this week show what a difference a year can make, with UK vehicle manufacturing output topping one million units in 2023, for the first time since 2019. Receding supply chain constraints and unprecedented levels of

19 January 2024 #CEO Update

As a global player and Britain’s largest exporter by value, UK Automotive thrives from strong trading relationships, reliable supply chains and open trade routes – a fact made stark by recent global events, from the pandemic to the war in

12 January 2024 #CEO Update

Last year’s £20 billion investment in UK Automotive’s net zero transition, from Cowley and Coventry to Ellesmere Port and Sunderland, helped reset the narrative for global automotive investment in Britain – and our collective mission in 2024 is to ensure

05 January 2024 #CEO Update

A happy start to the New Year was delivered by the latest annual vehicle registration figures, out today, which reveal that the new car market in 2023 had its best year since the pandemic. December’s strong performance wrapped up 17

22 December 2023 #CEO Update

Yesterday’s landmark UK-EU resolution to defer unattainable rules of origin for electric vehicles may have come at the eleventh hour, but it is a much anticipated Christmas present. In a unanimous vote for common sense, the agreement will ensure EVs

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