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Britain wants UK-made cars to use 50% British parts by 2022
by Sam Sheehan, Autocar UK 28 Nov 2017

Newly published industrial strategy outlines intentions to increase internally supplied parts.

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This is the first time the September car market in the UK has sunk in six years; overall registrations were down 9.3% year on year.

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The 90-minute test will replace existing lab-based evaluations from today.

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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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The British government has announced plans to boost the UK's role as an automotive tech world leader in a green paper; it predicts EVs will force majo...

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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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Construction of ‘Phase I’ of Aston Martin’s new St Athan facility commences, production of first SUV to begin in 2019.

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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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The biggest falls were seen in Germany and France, whose sales decreased by 5.6% & 4.4% respectively. Despite this, the car market in both France and ...

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UK bus operator First York’s Optare Versa electric buses have collectively reached one million kilometres, saving 880 tons of CO2 emissions, compared ...

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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 Japanese carmaker's announcement ends rumours that the Sunderland plant could downsize following the Brexit vote.

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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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Recent study of 1,000 UK drivers reveals women are, on average, 12% angrier than men when they’re behind the wheel.

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Italy and Spain lead the way even as France, UK and Germany record higher numbers in September.

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UK drivers express concerns over autonomous driving
by Julian Rendall, Autocar UK  13 Oct 2016

Despite government efforts to turn the UK into a hub for driverless car development, the British public is uncomfortable with them on the roads.

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UK driverless pod trial is first in public space
by Jimi Beckwith, Autocar UK  12 Oct 2016

A UK firm has started a trial of 40 driverless pods in pedestrianised areas of Milton Keynes.

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Nissan’s Sunderland plant will not get further investment unless the UK government strikes a deal with the manufacturer to compensate for potential Br...

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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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New UK-built Civic unveiled, as Honda’s UK factory commences work as global production hub following new £200 million investment.

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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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Sales for August totalled 562,046 units, up from 514,428 in August 2015. The YTD sales totalled 7.33 million units, up 7.6% YoY.

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Britain’s decision to exit the European Union is having its impact on export sales of Mahindra Electric’s e2o in the United Kingdom.

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Volkswagen continued to be the best-selling brand despite a reduction in overall market share. The SUV segment continued to grow, posting an 11.9% inc...

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New SUV sales grew by 12.5% and accounted for more than a quarter of all registrations, with traditional segments continuing to lose ground.

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Ford slips to third place behind Renault in the list of Europe’s bestselling brands; Volkswagen remains first by a wide margin

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At the end of 2015, there were just 8,472 fuel stations in the UK, down from 37,539 in 1970. Assuming a steady rate of decline, Nissan predicts that b...

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The United Kingdom saw the sale of 106 electric vehicles everyday in the first half of 2016! In total 19,252 plug-in cars hit UK roads during the firs...

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Diesel prices in UK the highest in Europe
by Darren Moss, Autocar UK & Autocar Pro News Desk  29 Jul 2016

The cost of tanking up with diesel in the UK is more expensive than anywhere else in Europe, new research has found.

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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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Jaguar Land Rover plots retail revolution in the UK
by Craig Thomas, Autocar UK  13 Jul 2016

As JLR hits record sales, the company is overhauling its UK showrooms with a rebrand and initiatives aimed at improving customer experience.

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Europe's top five markets posted overall growth of 8.9% for the first half of 2016 and 5.3% in June.

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Renault has teamed up with an advertising agency to introduce a billboard that tailors adverts to passing cars and their owners.

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London mayor announces £10 Toxicity Charge for high polluting vehicles
by Darren Moss and Sam Sheehan, Autocar UK  05 Jul 2016

Sadiq Khan will introduce new T-charge from next year; it will be added to the existing £11.50 congestion charge, so motorists could pay £21.50 (Rs 2,...

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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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Following the ‘leave’ vote in the referendum, FTA says coming out of the union risks new costs, restrictions and bureaucratic requirements being impos...

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This decision to bid adieu to the EU could prove to be the biggest blow to UK’s automobile industry since the financial crisis of 2008.

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Sales for the month totalled 969,100 units, 15% up on the volume recorded in May 2015, the second highest percentage growth rate of the year so far.

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Nissan to sue Vote Leave campaign over Brexit flyer
by Sam Sheehan, Autocar UK  22 Jun 2016

The Japanese carmaker has long held a pro-EU stance and believes that the use of its logo alongside a “misleading” statement could taint its image.

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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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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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The new car market rose again in April, but increased demand for petrol and alternatively fuelled models was not matched by diesel.

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UK government to ‘surveillance test' vehicles
by Rachel Burgess, Autocar UK  02 May 2016

Department for Transport to regularly test a range of UK vehicles and components to ensure they comply with approved standards.

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Record sales in Western Europe driven by sales increases in major markets including UK, Germany, Italy, France and Spain.

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