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.

19 May 2021 #Emissions #SMMT News

SMMT statement on House of Commons Public Accounts Committee report into the transition to zero emission vehicles  Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said: The automotive industry shares government’s ambition for an electric revolution, a transformation that has already begun. However,

SMMT analysis reveals around 460 models, 4,650 standard specifications and an almost infinite number of options, giving customers near limitless choice as showrooms reopen.
Breadth of range highlights vital role of showrooms and staff in helping drivers select the right vehicle for their requirements.
Vehicle renewal essential for Britain to achieve its green goals, as electric powertrains and more efficient engines deliver -21.7% reduction in CO2 emissions per average car over past decade.

25 March 2021 #Emissions #Event News #SMMT News

Fresh analysis reveals just 4.6% of car registrations by private buyers in 2020 were for battery electric vehicles (BEVs), compared to 8.7% for fleets and businesses.
Industry sounds warning over 2030 ambition as retail incentives slashed, while 700 charge points need to be installed daily to support the market.
SMMT unveils blueprint for electric revolution calling for all stakeholders to do more for consumers, focusing on incentives, infrastructure and industrial transition.

25 February 2021 #Emissions #SMMT News

“The announcement confirming E10 petrol is another step towards the 2050 net zero target”

13 February 2021 #Emissions #SMMT News

SMMT statement on Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) continuation and expansion Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, We urgently need more charging points to accelerate our transition to electric motoring, so this announcement is welcome and a step in the

17 November 2020 #Emissions #SMMT News

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said: We share government’s ambition for leadership in decarbonising road transport and are committed to the journey. Manufacturers have invested billions to deliver vehicles that are already helping thousands of drivers switch to zero, but this

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