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UK’s rollout of new buses, coaches and minibuses accelerates in first quarter, surging 74.6%. Minibus demand more than doubles, while single and double decker uptake rises 33.6% and 70.0% respectively. Zero emission demand rises by 22.9%, boosting access to mass

16 May 2024 #HGVs #Registrations #SMMT News

UK new heavy vehicle market falls slightly following bumper two years, down -3.9%. Rigid HGV uptake rises 8.4% but growth offset by -16.5% decline in articulated trucks following fulfilment of pent-up demand. BEV uptake rises 56.3% to reach 0.5% share

09 May 2024 #SMMT News #Used Car Sales

UK used car market grows 6.5% to almost 2 million units in Q1 2024 – the fifth quarter of successive growth. Best start to a year since 2019 as second-hand market hits five year high. Zero emission car sales up

07 May 2024 #LCVs #Registrations #SMMT News

New light commercial vehicle market up 5.4% in April, marking 16th consecutive month of growth. Battery electric van demand falls by -42.4%, with urgent need to ramp up van chargepoint rollout. Latest SMMT outlook expects UK new van registrations to

new car registrations
07 May 2024 #Cars #Registrations #SMMT News

New car registrations record 21st month of growth, rising 1.0% in April. Battery electric vehicle (BEV) market share rises to 16.9%, sustained entirely by business buyers, as private retail demand continues to drop. New 2024 market outlook revises overall uptake

25 April 2024 #SMMT News

Find out below who has joined the premier automotive trade association and what they get from membership: Accles & Pollock Ltd – www.acclesandpollock.co.uk BAM Engineering Ltd – www.bam.engineering Dacfon Technologies – www.dacfon.com Hella Limited – www.hella.com/hella-uk NMS UK – www.nmsuk.co.uk Premier Supply

25 April 2024 #Pre-Registration

SMMT released figures for March pre-registrations in the UK new car market. The data shows the number of cars disposed of by vehicle manufacturers in March 2024 that were defined as pre-registrations. Download the March 2024 release

25 April 2024 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing

British CV production records best Q1 since 2008, rising by 27.4% to 32,626 units. Export volumes grow 57.9% in first three months, while manufacturing for the UK declines -13.1%. Growth in January and February followed by -19.2% March decline to

25 April 2024 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing

British car production falls -27.1% in March, as manufacturers gear up to make new models, rounding off first quarter with volumes still up 1.1%. 59,467 cars leave factories in the month – with volumes for home and overseas markets declining

23 April 2024 #HGVs #SMMT News

Zero emission HGV use trebles in a year – but accounts for just 0.05% of HGVs on the road with end of sale in 2035. Massive manufacturer investment means operators can choose from 27 different zero emission trucks – but

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