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New analysis reveals UK auto manufacturers face £90m uplift in energy bills this year as costs surge 50%.
Sector already spends £50m more per annum for energy than EU counterparts, with the UK having some of the highest electricity costs in Europe.
Industry calls for urgent action as UK’s £21.2bn auto supply chain races to meet accelerated timelines for zero emission powertrain transformation.
New roadmap, ‘From Full Throttle to Full Charge’, sets out measures on energy, skills and funding to drive large-scale investment and support competitiveness.

21 June 2022 #SMMT News

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, SMMT has been working closely with policymakers to develop workable solutions for the introduction of UKCA markings, solutions that will minimise costs, complexity and ensue the sector can still provide essential services to customers.


“The decision to scrap the Plug-in Car grant sends the wrong message to motorists and to an industry which remains committed to Government’s net zero ambition”


Innovative UK zero emission tech companies join government and industry leaders at EVS35. World’s largest symposium for electric vehicles set to boost trade and investment into UK Auto. Trade mission comes as global BEV sales double in 2021 with UK

06 June 2022 #LCVs #Registrations #SMMT News

New light commercial vehicle registrations fall to 22,000, down -25.1% on last year’s record-breaking May. 39,209 fewer vans registered year-to-date as shortages of key components continue to restrict production. Electric van registrations up 62.7% to 6,085 units in first five

06 June 2022 #Cars #Registrations #SMMT News

UK new car registrations decline -20.6% to 124,394 units in second weakest May in three decades after locked-down 2020, as components shortages impact vehicle availability despite demand. Battery electric vehicle uptake increases by 17.7%, representing 12.4% of the month’s registrations,


Vans, trucks, buses and coaches reach highest-ever proportion of vehicles on the road, with commercial vehicles accounting for more than one in eight vehicles in service. All vehicle sectors see increased numbers during 2021 as buses grow for first time


Vehicles on UK roads increase 0.4% to 40,506,971 in 2021, but car ownership falls -0.2% to 35,023,652 units – the first consecutive annual decrease in car ownership in more than 100 years. Electric vehicle use rises by 71% to 748,349

26 May 2022 #UK Manufacturing

April engine output falls -2.7%, with 126,082 units built. Production for UK and overseas markets declines -1.3% and -3.9% respectively. 537,355 engines produced this year, down -19.2% on same period in 2021. Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, Another month

26 May 2022 #SMMT News

Find out below who has joined the premier automotive trade association and what they get from membership: AC Cars (England) Ltd – www.accars.eu Ecobat Logistics UK – www.ecobat.com/solutions KASAI UK Ltd – www.kasai.co.jp/en/ Leidos Industrial Engineers Ltd – www.leidos.com EVIOS Plc

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