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Zero emissions cars saw the biggest percentage growth, up 377.5 per cent to 3,147 units, as new models and pent up demand boosted registrations, while 4,014 hybrid electric cars joined UK roads, an increase of 36.2 per cent Read more

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666,521 cars rolled off production lines in the first six months of the year, a year-on-year loss of 168,052 units due largely to falling demand in key markets Read more

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The report has also highlighted how the EU is lagging behind the UK in seeking to prevent the worst effects of a no-deal Read more

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Over the past 20 years, automotive manufacturing has grown to become one of the UK’s most important economic assets, turning over £82 billion in 2018, an uplift of 70 per cent since the first Sustainability Report was published in 1999 Read more

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Head of the UK’s biggest automotive industry association says ‘No Deal’ is not an option for an industry that stands to lose £50k every minute as a result of hard Brexit border delays. Read more

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The second year of decline in a row has been attributed to falling consumer confidence and a highly turbulent market Read more

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Factory orders lost their momentum up to March, though automotive component supplier enjoyed continuing strong orders. Read more

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The world's largest car maker VW will dedicate its car production to electirc vehicles at it recovers from the Diesel emissions furore. Read more

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Toyota will build the 2018/19 models of its Auris in England, with engines assembled in Cheshire and cars built in Derbyshire. Read more

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Data from the SMMT for the start of 2018 reveal plateauing car sales, with the diesel section the largest loser due to regulation changes. Read more

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A satiated car market and the diesel debate have been blamed for dropping demand in the British automotive market. Read more

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The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has released its latest factory output figures for November, showing a stark fall in demand for new cars. Read more

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Another month of decline in vehicle purchases has driven falling output in British car production. Read more

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Icon Plastics, based in Stockton, has won accreditation from IATF for the automotive industry. Read more

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After seven months of decline in the domestic market, production increases 17.7 per cent ahead of license plate change in September. Read more

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The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders’ will host an Open Forum at Automechanika Birmingham, at the NEC on June 6th, for components suppliers to hear from purchasing managers on technology in the car industry. Read more

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Vehicle factories in the UK have enjoyed their most productive month since 2000 over March. Read more

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Production output in the UK car manufacturing industry reached a 17-year high in 2016, boosting prospects for the domestic plastics supply chain. Read more

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The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has restated its view that staying in the European Union is best for its business and best for British jobs, just days ahead of the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU. Read more

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The Chief Executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) says the latest figures on UK car production are a “significant endorsement” of the UK’s automotive industry. Read more

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