The SMMT today called for swifter progress on Brexit and a deal that, as a minimum, maintains customs union membership and delivers single market benefits.
Fleet and business car registrations were down by almost 50,000 units in the first five months of 2018, compared to the same period last year.
Honda UK has showcased a Civic Type R pick-up truck concept at the annual SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) test day.
Zero emission electric cars enjoyed a surge in popularity in the used market, with demand rising 33.8% to 2,927 units, followed by hybrids, which rose 14.1%.
New laws introduced that will allow drivers to use remote control parking and other advanced driving assistance (ADAS) systems on British roads.
Findings from the Venturer self-driving car trial, published in a new report by Axa Insurance UK and law firm Burges Salmon, highlight potential dangers.
The SMMT has launched a new initiative to spawn partnerships, investments and acquisitions between leading automotive brands and technology start-ups and SMEs.
The Department for Transport (DfT) has dismissed reports that it is planning a ban on the sale of certain hybrids from 2040.
The SMMT, together with the DVSA, is calling on UK fleet operators to join the millions of consumers who have checked if their vehicles have an outstanding safety recall.
Diesel is no longer the dominant fuel for fleets, with petrol now the powertrain of choice for company car drivers, newly released sales data reveals.
New car registrations grew 10.4% in April, including a 0.9% growth in fleet.
UK car production experienced a 13.3% decline year on year in March, according to figures by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
By John Lawrence, managing director of CLM
The most common plug-in vehicle on UK roads is still the Mitsubishi Outlander, according the to the latest DVLA data.
Demand for diesel new cars dropped by more than a third in March, while fleet and business registrations fell by 15%, according to the SMMT.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has set out its priorities for the future of the UK automotive industry.
‘Real-world’ emissions conversion tool, which changes a new WLTP value into an NEDC figure for tax purposes, increases CO2 values by 10% or between 10-15g/km on average.
The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) is calling on Brexit negotiators to avert disastrous implications to the automotive supply chain.
Average CO2 emissions generated by new cars in Europe have increased for the first time in 10 years.
The demand for petrol and alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) continues to rise, but registrations of diesel cars declined 23.5% in February, says the SMMT.
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