Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)

27th June 2019

Brexit Threatens UK Auto Tech Future

Continuing falls in UK car production owing to Brexit uncertainties are calling into question the nation’s potential to keep pace with future automotive technology. That’s the fear expressed by...

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30th May 2019

UK Government Clings to EV Pledge in Car Slump

A dramatic Brexit inspired slump in UK car production has seen the government attempt to deflect criticism by restating its commitment to advancing EV technology. While production figures for...

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UK’s 4G Infrastructure Slammed By Automakers
9th April 2019

UK’s 4G Infrastructure Slammed By Automakers

An automakers’ representative body has condemned shortfalls in the UK’s existing 4G infrastructure at a time when the telecoms industry is planning 5G automotive capabilities. The Society for Motor...

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Reforms Aimed at Boosting EV Uptake Launched
7th February 2019

Reforms Aimed at Boosting EV Uptake Launched

Reforms are being introduced aimed at reducing the bureaucracy involved in connecting electric vehicles to the UK’s grid. The reforms were announced by the Energy Networks Association (ENA), a...

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Pro-EV Group Claims UK Adoption Spike
18th January 2019

Pro-EV Group Claims UK Adoption Spike

Go Ultra Low, a group promoting electric vehicle uptake, has published figures showing the UK EV and hybrid market grew by 19% in 2018 compared with 2017. The group...

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Diesel Leasing Resurgent, Bucking Falling Sales Trend
6th December 2018

Diesel Leasing Resurgent, Bucking Falling Sales Trend

A survey shows despite sales of diesel-powered vehicles continuing to fall, inquiries to lease such vehicles are actually increasing. Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)...

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UK Government Launches £25M LCV Grant
29th November 2018

UK Government Launches £25M LCV Grant

The UK government has announced it is investing £25M in development of low-carbon vehicle technologies. At an event hosted by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), Business...

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