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.
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.
UK CO2 emissions fall for 19th consecutive year, but SMMT warns anti-diesel agenda will halt progress
The UK automotive industry has once again beaten CO2 targets, with average new car emissions down for the 19th consecutive year, according to a report published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) today.
2016 was another record year for the UK car market with registrations up for the fifth year in a row to 2,692,786, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)
The uptake of plug-in cars reached a record high in the UK with more than 115 electric cars registered every day during the first quarter of 2016.
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.
British car manufacturers had their best year in a decade in 2015, making 1,595,697 vehicles, according to the SMMT
Over half of the new buses and coaches registered in the UK last year were Euro-VI compliant, a three-fold increase on 2014
According to industry body Go Ultra Low, plug-in car sales in 2015 exceeded the total for the previous five years combined