Fleet decision-makers are being warned that the global semiconductor shortage will have a greater impact on the automotive industry than the pandemic.
More new car market disruption predicted for the fleet industry, with the global shortage of semiconductors not the only factor behind long lead times.
New car sales in the UK were down by almost 27% in the first half of the year, when compared with the average for the previous decade, new SMMT figures suggest.
Nissan has announced a new £1 billion electric vehicle (EV) hub – Nissan EV36Zero – at its plant in Sunderland.
Government urged to introduce series of measures to ensure future of the UK’s vehicle manufacturing industry and help drivers make the switch to electric.
Tenfold increase in UK car production in May compared to the same month last year, but new data from the SMMT shows it's still well below pre-pandemic levels.
The IMI has warned there is a deficit in the electric vehicle (EV) skilled workforce in comparison to the growth in new vehicle sales.
Automotive lead at KPMG, Massimilano Messina, says that the semiconductor shortage is placing a “stranglehold on production”.
Fleet and business registrations grew more than twice as fast as private purchases in May, according to new figures from the SMMT.
Used car sales in the UK fell 8.9% in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the same period last year, figures from the SMMT show.
Company car market to grow significantly after new research reports three-fold increase in drivers wanting to source their next vehicle through their employer.
Government told ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans, due to start from 2030, should be pushed back by five years.
Zero-emissions capable cars, including electric, hybrid and fuel cell models, account for a one in three of the available models in the UK, according to the SMMT.
However, year-to date figures from the SMMT show that fleet and business registrations are still 6.4% down on last year.
Fleet operations in the UK are best placed to switch their cars and vans from petrol and diesel to electric vehicles (EVs), according to Webfleet Solutions.
New figures show businesses are twice as likely as consumers to make the switch from petrol or diesel, says the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
Fleet and business new car registrations were down by more than a third in February as lockdown continues to depress demand, figures from the SMMT suggest.
SUVs accounted for 44% of all new cars sold in Europe in January, an all-time record, according to Jato Dynamics.
The UK’s used car market fell by 14.9% in 2020, according to new figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
Go Ultra Low – a joint industry and Government campaign – to promote the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) has failed to secure additional funding.
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