06 February 2024 #Emissions #SMMT News #Statements

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said: The Lords report recognises the role government must play in accelerating the EV transition. Many of the recommendations have already been highlighted by industry, such as chargepoint rollout ahead of need, equalising VAT on

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Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive: Automotive is on track to deliver zero emission motoring, so we welcome this long-awaited consultation on a watershed regulation for the UK new car and van market. We want regulation that gives consumers choice and

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“We recognise that all vehicle owners should pay their fair share of tax, however, the measures announced today mean electric car and van buyers – and current owners – will face a significant uplift in VED. The introduction of taxes should support road transport decarbonisation, and the delivery of net zero, rather than threaten both the new and second-hand EV markets” Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executiv

11 July 2022 #Emissions #SMMT News

UK Automotive’s production carbon footprint shrinks to lowest level on record, as CO2 emissions fall -11.2% in 2021. Industry greener and cleaner with less energy use and more sustainable energy sourcing. Waste to landfill per vehicle falls to lowest ever

“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”

Average battery range of vehicles at annual SMMT Test Day grows from 74 miles to almost 260 miles during Britain’s first ‘electric decade’. Industry confirms commitment to zero-emission motoring, from hatchbacks to supercars, as more than 40% of models on

07 April 2022 #Emissions #SMMT News

“Government’s Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Mandate proposals are the most ambitious of any major market in the world. The automotive sector continues to invest billions in a wide and growing range of zero emission vehicles, vehicles which are already becoming commonplace on Britain’s roads.”

23 March 2022 #Emissions #Event News #SMMT News

More than 150 models of plug-in cars and vans now on sale, while British factories have produced a quarter of a million electric cars, vans, buses and trucks in the last decade.
In new blueprint for electric transition, industry calls for all stakeholders to match its commitment and ‘plug the gap’ between ambition and delivery, to make Britain a world leader in zero emission mobility.

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15 March 2022 #Emissions #SMMT News

“Extending the Plug-in Van Grant is welcome as it will encourage more operators to make the switch to electric vehicles over the next three years”

Automotive industry publishes new seven-point plan putting consumers at the heart of EV infrastructure planning and delivery to secure UK’s zero-emission future.

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