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UK to incentivise eco-friendly 'last mile' delivery vehicles
by Sam Sheehan, Autocar UK 25 May 2018

Pressure could be placed on use of combustion-engined vehicles for last leg of deliveries.

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Hamburg older diesel car ban begins 31 May
by Sam Sheehan, Autocar UK  24 May 2018

Hamburg has begun putting up diesel ban signage after ruling from Germany's highest court declares that older, more polluting cars can be banned from ...

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Minister Michael Gove takes aim at farming and domestic fuels in latest bid to improve UK air.

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British motorists bought two million second-hand cars in the first quarter of 2018.

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New car tech to create 320,000 UK jobs by 2030
by Sam Sheehan, Autocar UK  18 May 2018

New tech will require more experts, but industry leaders warn of a growing skills shortage.

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Overhauled economy and emissions tests are set to make their mark this autumn as car makers get to grips with tough new regulations

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Nearly 70 percent of cars now come with automated safety features; these are predicted to save 2500 lives by 2025.

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Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders president calls for quick action to secure tariff-free deal.

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Post-Brexit tariffs and other trade barriers could add 10% to UK car servicing bills. SMMT calls on government to safeguard competition and high tech ...

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SMMT boss says automotive sector will suffer if Brexit occurs before ongoing trading relationship is finalised

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More alternatively fuelled vehicles available than ever before in the UK with 83 different models on the market, even as motorists call for greater in...

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Theresa May’s announcement that Britain will leave the EU’s single market leaves the automotive sector looking for a deal.

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Nottingham will soon have UK's first ‘Eco-Expressway’. But what does the £6.1 million (Rs 51 crore) scheme mean for operators, and how will it benefit...

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UK car production crosses 1.6 million mark in 2016
by Sam Sheehan, Autocar UK  23 Dec 2016

A total of 1,613,495 cars were produced, with 78% (1,258,909) of them being shipped abroad. At the same point in 2015, around 56,000 fewer cars had be...

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UK auto industry faces £4.5 billion car tariff threat
by Rachel Burgess, Autocar UK  30 Nov 2016

SMMT has stressed the need for the UK to stay in Europe's single market following the EU referendum result.

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The UK’s apex auto industry body says digital manufacturing, alongside e-mobility and connected and autonomous vehicles, should be at the heart of ind...

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Exports rise for 15th consecutive month, with 122,765 cars built for overseas markets, up 1.7%; car manufacturing dips 1% in October to 151,795 units ...

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Machine learning is a type of computerised artificial intelligence (AI) that allows the interpretation of large amounts of data, on a scale far in adv...

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Nissan currently supports 28,000 supply chain jobs in the UK, among a wider 78,000 dependent on all British-based vehicle manufacturers.

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The export demand rose by 10.5% to take volumes past one million in the first three quarters for the first time on record.

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This is part of a £35 million (Rs 344 crore) investment in the ultra-low emission vehicle sector and aims to accelerate electric car uptake by enhanci...

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Promising car production statistics hide a longer-term worry for the British car industry post-Brexit, says SMMT boss Mike Hawes

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Concept vehicles mainly highlighted features like autonomy, alternative propulsion, sustainability and the road to an emissions-free future.

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A total of 1,132,727 vehicles have rolled off British production lines so far in 2016, representing a year-on-year growth of 12%.

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Along with China, the world’s largest automotive market, India is the next big bet for the UK. India’s vehicle population is expected to double over t...

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The rise was driven by exports, with demand in 2016 up 14.9% and accounting for 695,139 units of the total of 897,157 manufactured to date. Production...

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Brexit could harm UK car industry growth
by Sam Sheehan, Autocar UK  30 Jun 2016

New SMMT figures show the UK industry grew by 7.3% last year; government urged to maintain EU single market.

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Brexit: What do UK-based carmakers think?
by Sam Sheehan, Autocar UK  24 Jun 2016

The British car industry was strongly in favour of staying in the EU. What does it have to say now after UK opted to leave?

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Overwhelming majority (77%) of SMMT member companies favour remaining in the EU amid widespread concern that a ‘Brexit’ could jeopardise current jobs ...

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Significant supply chain investments are just one of the opportunities that could arise from the proposed investment.

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SMMT study reveals British car owners spend an average £695 (Rs 68,000) on car maintenance every year – around 12% higher than the average global spen...

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