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Tag : SMMT

Fleet registrations down 14% in November as new car market faces first annual fall since 2011

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Fleet and overall new car registrations fell for the eighth consecutive month in November as falling business and consumer confidence and concerns over future tax treatment … Read More »

2017 car production forecasts revised as domestic demand falls

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The UK car production forecast for 2017 has been revised downwards as domestic demand continues to fall, leading to repeated industry calls for a clear roadmap … Read More »

Government urged not to punish diesels in Autumn Budget as registrations tumble

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Diesel registrations plummeted 30% in October, leading to a call for the government to use the forthcoming Autumn Budget “to restore stability to the market”.

SMMT predicts falls in car registrations for 2017 and 2018

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Car registrations are expected to fall from 2016’s record level as VED changes and continued Brexit uncertainty take their toll.

UK true fleet sector remains in a slump

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New car registrations in September saw the continued downturn of the true fleet market in the UK, with a growing YtD loss.

September new car market falls for first time in six years

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New car registrations last month fell 9.3% – marking the first time the important September market has fallen in six years.

UK car production falls in August

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UK car manufacturing fell 5.3% in August to 103,232 units, marking the fourth month of decline this year.

Fleet market falls in August ahead of plate change

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New car registrations declined across the fleet, business and private markets in August with  buyers holding out for the new registration plates.

Today in Fleet – Thursday 24 August

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All the key news in fleet… UK car manufacturing rises in July by Natalie Middleton - UK car output rebounded in July as carmakers ramped up ... Read More »

UK car manufacturing rises in July

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UK car output rebounded in July as carmakers ramped up production ahead of summer factory shutdowns…

Export of British-built vans, trucks and buses reliant on EU

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Nearly two-thirds of British-built vans, trucks and buses were exported during the first six months of 2017, with almost all headed to the EU (94.7%), according … Read More »

Fleet World’s five-minute industry briefing: This week’s top stories

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This week's top fleet industry stories... Mazda said its 2019 Skyactiv-X petrol could bring better fuel efficiency than the current Skyactiv-D diesel. Ultra-efficient Mazda petrol could ... Read More »

DfT to enforce anti-hacking measures for connected cars

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New generations of connected cars will offer better protection against the threat of hacking under latest Department for Transport measures.

Fleet registrations down 10% in July

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New car demand fell across both fleet and private buyers in July, leading to a 9.3% market downturn.

Today in Fleet – Thursday 27 July

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All the key news in fleet… Five UK cities will introduce Clean Air Zones by 2019, including Birmingham and Leeds. Uncertainty over Clear Air Zones could ... Read More »

Fleet World’s five-minute industry briefing: This week’s top stories

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All the key news in fleet from the last week… The Government’s final plans to reduce air pollution in the UK are due on 31 July. High ... Read More »

Fleet registrations down as new car market declines

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The UK new car market declined for a third consecutive month in June, with fleet as well as private registrations down, due to VED changes introduced … Read More »

Today in Fleet – Thursday 29 June

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All the key news in fleet… The SMMT said UK car manufacturing slowed in May as production lines gear up for a range of new models. ... Read More »

Today in Fleet – Tuesday 20 June

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Barometer – June 2017

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We’ve pulled together the pertinent points from the myriad of research done in the fleet industry this month to give you a clearer view of what’s … Read More »

Fleet World’s five-minute industry briefing: This week’s top stories

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Fleet market falls in May and diesels come under pressure

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Fleet and private registrations declined in May, with overall diesel take-up also showing a large downturn.

Today in Fleet: Friday 26 May

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Today in Fleet: Monday 22 May

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New VED rates take toll on April fleet registrations

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Both the fleet and overall new car markets saw double-digit declines in April following the implementation of new VED rates.

Today in Fleet: Thursday 27 April

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All the key news in fleet… Demand for UK-manufactured vehicles rose 10.6% in March. UK car manufacturing boom as exports drive demand Exports continued to drive ... Read More »

Progress on European new car emissions slows

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CO2 emissions of new cars sold in the EU continued to fall last year but at a slower rate.

Barometer – April 2017

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Overseas demand helped deliver the biggest February for UK car production in 17 years. UK manufacturing in demand Overseas demand helped deliver the biggest February for ... Read More »

March registrations hit all-time high ahead of VED changes

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The UK’s new car market grew by 8.4% in March, making it the biggest month since records began, according to figures published by the Society of ... Read More »

Funding for connected and autonomous vehicles to include public testing

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Business Secretary Greg Clark has announced plans for the first phase of £100m investment in connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) testing infrastructure, which will be used … Read More »