Emissions

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.

01 September 2017 #Emissions #SMMT News

Toughest ever new car emissions tests come into force today. All newly launched car models in UK to be tested on road – for first time anywhere in the world. More representative CO2 and fuel economy figures as lab test


Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, The UK government’s ambition for all new cars and vans to be zero emission by 2040 is already known. Industry is working with government to ensure that the right consumer incentives, policies, and infrastructure

20 June 2017 #Emissions #SMMT News #TNB News

UK Automotive’s 18th annual Sustainability Report reveals the manufacturing sector turned over a record £77.5 billion in 2016.

05 May 2017 #Emissions #SMMT News

SMMT has released a statement in response to the government draft UK Air Quality Plan.


The UK’s commercial vehicle (CV) industry united today to demonstrate the vital role Britain’s 4.7 million goods and service vehicles – and the people who drive them – play in keeping the country running. A special display of emergency response, utility and works vehicles at Birmingham’s NEC marked the opening of the 2017 Commercial Vehicle Show, as SMMT revealed that some 1.8 million sole traders now depend on their vans for their livelihoods.

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10 April 2017 #Emissions #SMMT News #TNB News

SMMT reveals the important role diesels can play in helping improve air quality in towns and cities, and tackling climate change.


SMMT is calling on bus operators to take faster action on updating their fleets.

02 March 2017 #Emissions #Environment #SMMT News

The UK automotive industry has once again beaten CO2 targets, with average new car emissions down for the 19th consecutive year, according to the latest SMMT CO2 report. The annual SMMT New Car CO2 Report 2017 reveals that carbon tailpipe emissions fell to an all-time low in 2016, with new cars averaging just 120.1g/km.

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