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UK motor parc – more vehicles, less CO2

UK motor parc – more vehicles, less CO2

15th April 2019 | 0 Comments

As drivers take advantage of the latest low emission vehicle technology – whether petrol, diesel or alternatively fuelled vehicles (AFV) – average CO2 emissions for the UK motor parc have fallen to the lowest on record. According to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), emissions are down -17.8 per cent compared with the 175.1g/km average CO2 emissions from the UK car fleet in 2008.

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UK car production down 18.2%

UK car production down 18.2%

1st March 2019 | 0 Comments

January’s production figures may have delivered good news to the commercial vehicle segment, but UK car manufacturers had nothing to celebrate. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reports that production in British car factories declined 18.2 per cent to 120,649 units in January 2019, marking the eighth successive month of decline. Both domestic and overseas demand decreased but it was the latter that fell most, with exports down -21.4 per cent to 93,781 units.

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UK CV manufacturing 8.5% up in 2018

UK CV manufacturing 8.5% up in 2018

31st January 2019 | 0 Comments

British commercial vehicle manufacturing grew 8.5 per cent in 2018, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has revealed. The increase in output, with 84,888 units leaving production lines, follows weaker performances in 2016 and 2017. The SMMT added that strong market incentives ahead of model changes also played a part in boosting output.

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Diesel decline sees CO2 emissions rise

21st January 2019 | 0 Comments

Average CO2 emissions have climbed almost three per cent to 124.5g/km, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has warned. The rise has been blamed on a diesel sales slump and experts say if CO2 emissions continue to rise it could have detrimental effects on the environment and also see countries miss their targets for slashing emissions.

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UK new van market holds steady after mixed 2018

UK new van market holds steady after mixed 2018

7th January 2019 | 0 Comments

The new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market dropped -8.8 per cent in December, capping off a mixed year for the sector, which saw a moderate decline of -1.3 per cent in 2018, according to the latest figures from the SMMT.

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Fall in new car market a ‘wake up call’ to policy makers

7th January 2019 | 0 Comments

The UK new car market declined by -6.8 per cent in 2018, with annual registrations falling for a second year to 2,367,147 units, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). A -5.5 per cent decline in December capped a turbulent year of model changes, regulatory upheaval and continued anti-diesel policies, adding to the ongoing decline in consumer and business confidence.

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SMMT reports lower September car production as “market turmoil” continues

SMMT reports lower September car production as “market turmoil” continues

25th October 2018 | 0 Comments

UK car manufacturing fell by -16.8 per cent in September 2018, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Compared with the same month last year, 25,610 fewer cars rolled off production lines. September’s decline caps off a turbulent first three quarters as global trade tensions, model changes and uncertainty over diesel and Brexit were exacerbated by testing backlogs due to new emissions regulations.

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LCV market drops 6.1 per cent in September

4th October 2018 | 0 Comments

The British light commercial vehicle (LCV) market contracted last month according to figures from the SMMT. Just under 54,000 new LCVs were registered in the second busiest month of the year to date, a -6.1 per cent decrease in line with the overall trend so far in 2018.

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September car registrations down 20.5 per cent

September car registrations down 20.5 per cent

4th October 2018 | 0 Comments

The UK new car market fell by -20.5 per cent in September, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 338,834 vehicles were registered in the month, down around 87,000 on the previous year as new testing requirements continue to affect supply and distort the market.

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SMMT conference to address regulatory and technological challenges in auto manufacturing

21st September 2018 | 0 Comments

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has introduced a new two-day conference aimed at improving quality across the automotive supply chain. The inaugural Automotive Quality Management Systems (AQMS) Conference is the first event of its kind in Britain, taking place at the NEC, Birmingham, on 20 and 21 November 2018.

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Van market up five per cent in August

Van market up five per cent in August

6th September 2018 | 0 Comments

The British light commercial vehicle (LCV) market grew last month according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Just over 16,000 new LCVs were registered in the traditionally small month of August, representing a 5.0 per cent increase in demand.

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August car sales up 23 per cent – electric cars account for one in twelve sales

August car sales up 23 per cent – electric cars account for one in twelve sales

6th September 2018 | 0 Comments

The UK new car market enjoyed a boost in August, as year-on-year demand rose 23.1 per cent, according to the latest figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 94,094 new cars were registered in the month as the market responded to regulatory changes, with cost-savvy buyers taking advantage of some compelling deals in what is always one of the year’s smallest months.

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UK car manufacturing falls in July, YTD performance relatively steady

UK car manufacturing falls in July, YTD performance relatively steady

3rd September 2018 | 0 Comments

According to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), UK car production declined -11.0 per cent in July. 121,051 units left production lines as a raft of factors, including model changes, seasonal and operational adjustments and preparation for the introduction of the tough new emissions standards, affected output.

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Car market stabilises in July

6th August 2018 | 0 Comments

The UK new car market remained stable in July, with year-on-year demand growing by 1.2 per cent, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 163,898 new cars were registered in the month as the market stabilised following a turbulent first six months.

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UK now biggest EU market for Korean car brands – SMMT

UK now biggest EU market for Korean car brands – SMMT

5th July 2018 | 0 Comments

The growing strength of the automotive relationship between the UK and South Korea has been highlighted today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) during its trade mission to the country.

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