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New analysis reveals UK auto manufacturers face £90m uplift in energy bills this year as costs surge 50%.
Sector already spends £50m more per annum for energy than EU counterparts, with the UK having some of the highest electricity costs in Europe.
Industry calls for urgent action as UK’s £21.2bn auto supply chain races to meet accelerated timelines for zero emission powertrain transformation.
New roadmap, ‘From Full Throttle to Full Charge’, sets out measures on energy, skills and funding to drive large-scale investment and support competitiveness.


Innovative UK zero emission tech companies join government and industry leaders at EVS35. World’s largest symposium for electric vehicles set to boost trade and investment into UK Auto. Trade mission comes as global BEV sales double in 2021 with UK


New research shows 57% of van owners anxious about going electric over fears they won’t be able to find a charging point when they need it.
More than a third of all new van models now available with a plug, but only one in 20 buyers has switched to a battery powered van in 2022.
Industry calls for a national ‘van plan’ to accelerate electric van uptake and deliver ambitious government targets.


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

22 April 2022 #Event News #SMMT News

SMMT Regional Forum comes to Sunderland to help secure more investment for the region as automotive industry looks to ramp up zero-emission vehicle and battery production. Latest SMMT analysis reveals £4.1bn auto sector commitment to North East in UK’s first

11 April 2022 #Event News #SMMT News

Organisers of the 2022 Commercial Vehicle Show are delighted to confirm that more than 200 exhibitors have committed to the Show, taking place at the NEC, Birmingham from 24-26 May. As the UK’s largest and best-attended road transport exhibition, this year’s event is unmissable for anyone involved in the commercial vehicle industry and road transport.

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.

23 November 2021 #Event News #SMMT News

The 82nd President of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) will be Alison Jones, Senior Vice President and Stellantis Country Manager UK for Peugeot, Citroën, DS Automobiles, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Abarth, Jeep and Alfa Romeo. The announcement was made this

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23 November 2021 #Event News #SMMT News

UK automotive sector calls for decisive action on infrastructure and competitiveness as it counts the cost of a second year of Covid impacts
Significant challenges remain, from semiconductor shortages to charge point availability.
Industry and government collaboration key to future sector and market competitiveness.


SMMT calls for automotive sector to be the engine of the UK’s future international trade deals after new report reveals vehicles are the nation’s most valuable exported good, worth £27 billion.
Total automotive sector trade drops -26% during pandemic-hit 2020 but still reaches £74 billion, benefiting every UK region.
Long-term global car market growth provides major opportunity to accelerate economy.
Supportive Rules of Origin to reflect post-Brexit supplier base and gigafactory investment will aid Global Britain in leading worldwide transition to electric vehicles.

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