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New car registration figures are sign of growing confidence, says PwC

04 Apr 2014 15:44

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has released a statement about the latest new car registration figures reported by SMMT, which reveal an increased of 13.5% in March 2014.

Fleet registrations up 13.5% in March as car industry sees biggest month in a decade

04 Apr 2014 10:13

Demand for the new 14-plate helped push fleet registrations up an impressive 13.5% increase last month, contributing to an overall rise of 17.7% in the new car market.

Peter Lawton joins SMMT as aftermarket development manager

26 Mar 2014 14:02

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has appointed Peter Lawton as aftermarket development manager, effective 23rd April.

Fleet CO2 emissions now 8g/km below UK average for new cars

25 Mar 2014 12:31

New data from ALD Automotive shows that company car drivers are leading the way in terms of reducing carbon emissions as average CO2 emissions fall to an all-time low, outperforming the UK average for new vehicles.

Downward trends in car production set to reverse next quarter

20 Mar 2014 15:17

Car output in the UK showed a slight downturn last month, slipping 2.7% in February to 133,730 units, but the forecast for the longer term is continued growth as fresh investments are made and new models come to the market.

Budget 2014: Alphabet calls for continued Government assistance for EVs

18 Mar 2014 09:19

Alphabet is calling for the Government to provide further certainty on EV subsidies in the Budget this Wednesday (19th March 2014).

UK passes EU new car emissions landmark two years early

13 Mar 2014 10:29

The average new car in the UK now emits 128.3g/km CO2 – 3.6% less than last year and already ahead of the 2015 EU-wide fleet average target of 130g/km CO2.

Fleet registrations remain robust as private sales show signs of slowing

06 Mar 2014 13:28

Latest registration figures from the SMMT provide further evidence of the fleet sector’s vital role in new car sales. So says John Leech, KPMG’s UK head of automotive, following a 3.6% rise in fleet car registrations in February from 35,759 in 2013 to 37,029 last month.

Fleet registrations up 3.6% in February

06 Mar 2014 12:04

February saw continued growth for fleet new car registrations as the overall market hit a two-year growth milestone in advance of the all-important March registration plate change.

Honda to drop Insight and CR-Z hybrids in Europe

24 Feb 2014 13:48

European sales of the Honda CR-Z and Insight hybrids will cease at the end of 2014, as the carmaker prioritises low-carbon diesels and locally made products.

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