Bright Spark

Britain’s motor industry, at least in the form of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, is now taking electrification very seriously indeed. That seemed to be the big message from the Society’s Drive Zero 2020 event held at the ex-General Motors proving ground in Millbrook, Bedfordshire recently.   The SMMT’s chief executive Mike Hawes […]

UK car production crashes by 95.4 per cent in May

UK car manufacturing output fell -95.4 per cent in May with just 5,314 vehicles rolling off production lines, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The performance was a slight improvement on April, when only 197 units were built but with factories still closed or running at reduced capacity it still marked the worst May since 1946.

10 facts you need to know about diesel

This March, British car buyers registered almost a quarter of a million new diesel cars – an all-time high. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reveals why they are so popular – and the important role they can play in helping improve air quality in towns and cities, and in tackling climate change.

Customers have to pay up for white cars

Figures from residual value experts cap hpi show that customers had to pay a premium of at least £250 for white paint on eight out of the top 10 new car models ordered in 2015.

Buses clean up on UK streets

Over half of the new buses and coaches registered in the UK last year were Euro-VI compliant, a three-fold increase on 2014

Plug-in car sales charge ahead

According to industry body Go Ultra Low, plug-in car sales in 2015 exceeded the total for the previous five years combined