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14 November 2023 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing

Download Advanced Manufacturing: Powering the UK Economy UK advanced manufacturing can support sustainable regional and national economic growth, but this requires long-term political vision and commitment, according to the leaders of the UK’s five most successful manufacturing sectors. With a

10 November 2023 #SMMT News #Statements

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive: We welcome this pragmatic decision as it avoids duty liabilities from June 2024 which, given the long standing and productive relationship between the UK and Mexican automotive industries, would have undermined our mutual trade. Mexico

09 November 2023 #SMMT News #Used Car Sales

UK used car market grows 5.5% in Q3 2023, with almost 1.9 million units changing hands. Battery electric vehicle (BEVs) sales soar by 99.9%, recording record 1.8% market share. Market up 4.6% year to date, an increase on 2022, but

06 November 2023 #LCVs #Registrations #SMMT News

UK new light commercial vehicle market rises for 10th month in a row, up 17.7% to 26,342 units in October. Growth driven by doubling of demand for medium-sized vans, rising by 106.1%, while largest van models still most popular. Battery

06 November 2023 #Cars #Registrations #SMMT News

October delivers 153,529 new car registrations, up 14.3% year-on-year and 7.2% above 2019. Battery electric vehicle (BEV) uptake records 42nd consecutive month of growth but struggles to increase market share, while chargepoint rollout improves in efforts to get ahead of

02 November 2023 #Pre-Registration

SMMT released figures for September pre-registrations in the UK new car market. The data shows the number of cars disposed of by vehicle manufacturers in September 2023 that were defined as pre-registrations. Download the September 2023 release


UK rollout of connected and automated mobility (CAM) technology poised to deliver annual economic benefit as high as £66 billion by 2040, major new report shows.
Tech could help save 3,900 lives and prevent 60,000 serious accidents – while adding 342,000 additional jobs, with 12,250 directly in automotive manufacturing by 2040.
British public to benefit from potentially lower insurance premiums, less stressful commutes and greater freedom for those with restricted mobility, while businesses could move goods and perform industrial processes more efficiently.

26 October 2023 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing

UK commercial vehicle (CV) manufacturing output dips -5.2% in September to 11,352 units. Production for domestic market rises 10.3% while exports decline -15.1%. Overall year-to-date volumes remain up by a significant 11.4% at 85,540 units. UK commercial vehicle (CV) production

26 October 2023 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing

UK car manufacturing grew 39.8% in September, the strongest month of growth in 2023, with 88,230 units leaving British factories. Rise in production driven by 32.2% exports uplift – with almost six in 10 going to the EU – while

25 October 2023 #SMMT News

The pace of change in the motor industry puts demand on businesses. Today, businesses need to be better informed, increasingly efficient and more competitive. On your own, this can be a tough call, but as a member of SMMT you have a resource to help you realise your full potential. Find out who has joined SMMT this month

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