“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.

21 January 2022 #Emissions #SMMT News

“Homegrown battery gigafactories are essential if Britain is to be internationally competitive as an EV manufacturing nation”

15 December 2021 #Emissions #SMMT News

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said: Slashing the grants for electric vehicles once again is a blow to customers looking to make the switch and couldn’t come at a worse time, with inflation at a ten-year high and pandemic-related economic

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New SMMT analysis reveals that the number of battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles potentially sharing a standard public charge point deteriorated from 11 to 16 vehicles per charger between 2019 and 2020.
Only one new charger is currently being installed for every 52 new electric vehicles registered, with cars that can be plugged-in now accounting for one in every six new car registrations.
SMMT calls for commensurate targets for charging infrastructure rollout to ensure all can have the confidence to make the switch to zero emission motoring.

03 November 2021 #Emissions #SMMT News

Latest SMMT outlook forecasts that some 287,000 plug-in vehicles will be registered in 2021 – more than from 2010 to 2019 combined.
Battery electric vehicles forecast to outsell conventional diesel and mild-hybrid diesel cars in 2022.
Industry credits acceleration in growth to wide choice of vehicles, growing public acceptance and incentives.

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