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Government’s decision to cut the Plug-in Car Grant will have far-reaching consequences for consumers, the environment and industry, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) warned today. Reducing the purchase incentives for zero emission cars by a third and completely removing the grant for plug-in hybrids is totally at odds with Government ambition to be the world leader in the take up of ultra low emission vehicles announced in its Road to Zero Strategy.

27 February 2018 #Emissions #Environment #SMMT News

New cars on sale in 2017 emit -12.6% less carbon dioxide than the equivalent older models, but average UK new car CO2 rises 0.8%.

05 January 2018 #Emissions #SMMT News

New figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that carbon tailpipe emissions have risen for the first time since 1997, with new cars averaging 121.04g/km, up 0.8% on 2016.


Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive responded to today’s Autumn Budget:

The Autumn Budget contains some positive measures and we are pleased to see a renewed commitment to new and future vehicle technology.

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