Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/54267/more en Government Backing Helps U.K. Vehicle Fleet Go Green http://wardsauto.com/politics/government-backing-helps-uk-vehicle-fleet-go-green <div class="node-body article-body">An increasing number of models qualify for a £5,000 ($7,484) plug-in subsidy, putting the government well on the way toward reaching its goal of ULEVs making up 5% of all new registrations by 2020.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/government-backing-helps-uk-vehicle-fleet-go-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/government-backing-helps-uk-vehicle-fleet-go-green#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom BMW Mitsubishi Nissan Politics Electric Vehicles Emissions Incentives Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:08:00 +0000 1263101 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Interest in low-emissions Mitsubishi Outlander high.</strong></p> Study Says Autonomous, Connected Cars to Enrich U.K. http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/study-says-autonomous-connected-cars-enrich-uk <div class="node-body article-body">The report forecasts that by 2030, every new car will have some form of connectivity, while more than a quarter will be fully autonomous, preventing more than 25,000 serious accidents and saving thousands of lives.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/study-says-autonomous-connected-cars-enrich-uk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/study-says-autonomous-connected-cars-enrich-uk#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Auto Makers Politics Autonomous Vehicles Electronics Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Tue, 07 Apr 2015 08:39:00 +0000 1250751 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Autonomous-car trials under way in U.K.</strong></p> Seven Automakers Now Behind U.K.’s ULEV Campaign http://wardsauto.com/politics/seven-automakers-now-behind-uk-s-ulev-campaign <div class="node-body article-body">Between them, the seven Go Ultra Low manufacturing members boast 15 ULEVs across a variety of models, from family cars and vans to SUVs and high-performance sports cars.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/seven-automakers-now-behind-uk-s-ulev-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/seven-automakers-now-behind-uk-s-ulev-campaign#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Audi Mitsubishi Volkswagen Politics Advertising Emissions Hybrid Vehicles Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Fri, 20 Feb 2015 17:55:00 +0000 1229591 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>A few of the 20 ULEV models available in U.K.</strong></p> U.K. Charging Network Sees 1 Millionth Juice Refill http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/uk-charging-network-sees-1-millionth-juice-refill <div class="node-body article-body">The rapid growth in EV charging is supported by figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, which show the number of plug-in cars registered in the U.K. quadrupled from 3,586 in 2013 to 14,498 last year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/uk-charging-network-sees-1-millionth-juice-refill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/uk-charging-network-sees-1-millionth-juice-refill#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Auto Makers Charging Registrations Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Vehicles in Operation Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1204861 at http://wardsauto.com <p>Business surging for charger manufacturer.</p> Euro Fuel-Economy, Emissions Tests Get Failing Grade http://wardsauto.com/europe/euro-fuel-economy-emissions-tests-get-failing-grade <div class="field-byline"> Alan Osborn </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A transportation group promoting sustainable development claims the difference between real-world fuel consumption and automakers’ claims widened from 8% in 2001 to 31% in 2013 and without action is likely to exceed 50% by 2020.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/euro-fuel-economy-emissions-tests-get-failing-grade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/euro-fuel-economy-emissions-tests-get-failing-grade#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Europe Europe - Regional Unspecified Companies Politics Emissions Fuel Economy Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Thu, 04 Dec 2014 10:39:00 +0000 1170471 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>European version of EPA fuel-economy testing comes under fire.</strong></p> European Automakers Gearing for New Clean-Air Rules http://wardsauto.com/politics/european-automakers-gearing-new-clean-air-rules <div class="field-byline"> Mark Rowe </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Industry expert David Bailey credits the EC with “quite a clever move,” noting its new emissions rules apply not only to European automakers but also to U.S. or Chinese manufacturers looking to sell within the trade bloc.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/european-automakers-gearing-new-clean-air-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/european-automakers-gearing-new-clean-air-rules#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Unspecified Companies Emissions European Commission Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Trade World Trade Organization (WTO) Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:34:00 +0000 1142351 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fuel rules must balance sustainability with competitiveness, ACEA says.</strong></p> August LV Sales Reflect Improving U.K. Economy http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/august-lv-sales-reflect-improving-uk-economy <div class="node-body article-body">Ford of Britain Chairman and Managing Director Mark Ovenden says the automaker is building strong sales momentum heading into September, when demand significantly increases due to the biannual registration-plate change.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/august-lv-sales-reflect-improving-uk-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/august-lv-sales-reflect-improving-uk-economy#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe United Kingdom Ford Opel/Vauxhall Sales Results Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Mark Ovenden Fri, 05 Sep 2014 15:45:00 +0000 1110501 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Best-selling Fiesta keeps Ford atop U.K. market.</strong></p> U.K.’s July Car-Production Uptick Counters CV Slump http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-s-july-car-production-uptick-counters-cv-slump <div class="node-body article-body">Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders CEO Mike Hawes says the U.K.’s 5 million car exports since the beginning of 2010 is the best performance of any decade.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-s-july-car-production-uptick-counters-cv-slump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/uk-s-july-car-production-uptick-counters-cv-slump#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Europe United Kingdom Unspecified Companies Engine Production Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Trade Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:25:00 +0000 1090611 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Car-export values double 2004 level.</strong></p> U.K. Car Sales Gains Carry Into Third Straight Year http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/uk-car-sales-gains-carry-third-straight-year <div class="node-body article-body">With sales up 10.1% on the year, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders raises its full-year forecast to 2.45 million deliveries, 8.1% ahead of last year’s 2,264,737.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/uk-car-sales-gains-carry-third-straight-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/uk-car-sales-gains-carry-third-straight-year#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Ford Mitsubishi Opel/Vauxhall Hybrid Vehicles Sales Results Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Wed, 06 Aug 2014 15:30:00 +0000 1079041 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mitsubishi lineup gets spark from Outlander plug-in hybrid.</strong></p> Next Car Must Be Fuel-Stingy, U.K. Motorist Poll Says http://wardsauto.com/europe/next-car-must-be-fuel-stingy-uk-motorist-poll-says <div class="node-body article-body">The U.K. average price for unleaded gasoline in June was 130.5 pence a liter, or $8.42 a gallon, easily making fuel economy the top consideration among customers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/next-car-must-be-fuel-stingy-uk-motorist-poll-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/next-car-must-be-fuel-stingy-uk-motorist-poll-says#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Unspecified Companies Sales & Marketing Engines Fuel Economy Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:33:00 +0000 1068131 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fiat 500c with 5-speed manual among U.K.&rsquo;s most fuel-efficient cars.</strong></p>