Tag : SMMT
New car registrations fell 22.0% in August as the sector still battles chip shortages, but electric vehicle demand continued to rocket.
New car registrations were up 28.0% year-on-year in June but market recovery continues to be hampered by the global semiconductor shortage.
The subject of what the automotive sector has learnt from the pandemic is to come under focus by two major guest speakers in the Vehicle Remarketing … Read More »
A binding target on UK battery capacity and the deployment of millions of more charge points are needed to ensure the UK automotive sector remains competitive … Read More »
UK car production rose dramatically in May, but recovery remains hampered due to ongoing Covid-related issues.
Registrations of new diesel cars have halved since 2019, with more drivers now opting for hybrid or electric alternatives, according to the latest data from the … Read More »
Fleet new car registrations dropped 33.5% in February as the UK’s new car market hit its lowest level since 1959.
A new scheme intended to secure the auto industry supply chain and save jobs has been launched by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
UK car manufacturing fell 20.8% in July to 85,696 units; a significantly smaller fall than the last three months but still showing the impact of the pandemic … Read More »
The UK used car market has declined by 48.9% in the second quarter of 2020, according to the latest SMMT statistics.
UK car production declined almost 43% in June according to the latest figures issued by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), with a gloomy … Read More »
Latest SMMT figures show UK car manufacturing output fell 95.4% in May, with just 5,314 vehicles built.
The UK new car market declined again in July, with 157,198 vehicles leaving showrooms, according to figures released today by the SMMT.
“No-deal Brexit is simply not an option,” warns the SMMT’s chief executive, Mike Hawes, in an open letter addressed to the new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.
Latest Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) figures show the state of the UK new car market has further declined by 4.6% in May, with … Read More »
Three-quarters of carmakers in the UK say a ‘no-deal’ Brexit would hit their business, impacting on profitability and future investment.
Fleet and overall new car registrations fell again in October despite rises in hybrid and plug-in registrations, leading many fleet experts to deride the Government’s “baffling” … Read More »
Failure to strike a Brexit deal could see new car prices rocket while also massively disrupting the manufacturing process.
Next-generation fleet technologies that could help operators to optimise operations, reduce their environmental footprint or support drivers’ wellbeing are being presented to the auto industry today … Read More »
A ‘No-deal’ Brexit must be ruled out to avoid punitive price rises on new cars in both the UK and Europe.
The July car market saw a welcome rise in registration with both fleet and overall demand increasing, although year-to-date figures remain more downbeat.
The UK is now the largest new car market in the EU for Korean car brands, with some 190,215 vehicles registered in 2017.
UK car production was up 1.3% in May but still remains down year on year.
The UK automotive industry is urging the Government to rethink its position on a Brexit customs union as UK car investment slumps to half what it … Read More »
The sudden shift from diesel to petrol cars in the new car market may see the used car market hit by petrol car oversupply in the … Read More »
Light commercial vehicle (LCV) registrations were up for the second month running in May, latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show.
Alternatively fuelled vehicles gained their highest market share yet in the fleet market as businesses increasingly turned away from conventional petrol and diesel models.