2023 Automotive Sustainability Report

Small Volume Manufacturing

The UK is home to one of the most diverse automotive industries in the world. As well as hosting globally competitive, mass market manufacturers, the UK is also the world’s leading location for the design, prototyping, engineering and manufacturing of luxury, sports and specialist vehicles. Products and technologies produced by these manufacturers have some of the highest levels of domestic content seen across the entire automotive industry.

For further information, see the SMMT UK Specialist Car Manufacturers report 2021.

Small Volume Manufacturers KPIs

SMMT welcomes a new small volume manufacturer (SVM), LEVC, as
a signatory to the report this year alongside Aston Martin, Lotus and
McLaren Automotive. In 2020 SVM signatories recorded a decline in
production levels, consequently the absolute energy use and associated
CO2 emissions decreased but relative performance declined due to
efficiency loses.


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