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

New calculations reveal ‘no deal’ tariff threat to Britain’s green recovery, with £2,800 average price uplift on EU-built EV effectively cancelling out UK’s plug-in car grant. Shock of higher cost risks reducing increased BEV demand next year by at least

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04 February 2020 #Emissions #SMMT News

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive: It’s extremely concerning that government has seemingly moved the goalposts for consumers and industry on such a critical issue. Manufacturers are fully invested in a zero emissions future, with some 60 plug-in models now on

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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.

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%.

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