Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/54267/more en Low-Emission-Vehicle Demand on Rise in U.K. http://wardsauto.com/industry/low-emission-vehicle-demand-rise-uk <div class="node-body article-body">Fueling the demand is a greater choice of models, with more than 27 battery electric or plug-in hybrid cars now available in the U.K., ranging from high-performance sports cars to capable family haulers.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/low-emission-vehicle-demand-rise-uk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/low-emission-vehicle-demand-rise-uk#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Analysis Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) United Kingdom Data & Insights Miscellaneous Auto Makers Electric Vehicles Sales Results Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Wed, 28 Oct 2015 09:04:00 +0000 1382991 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Outlander PHEV tops list in U.K.</strong></p> Automakers Eager for Phaseout of EU-Vietnam Tariffs http://wardsauto.com/industry/automakers-eager-phaseout-eu-vietnam-tariffs <div class="field-byline"> Martin Todd </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Under the agreement Vietnam will eliminate duties on imports of EU small- and medium-engine cars – which now face 74%-78% tariffs – over 10 years’ time. The EU in turn will drop its 10% tariff on Vietnam vehicle imports.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/automakers-eager-phaseout-eu-vietnam-tariffs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/automakers-eager-phaseout-eu-vietnam-tariffs#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Asia Pacific Europe Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional Industry Vietnam Miscellaneous Unspecified Companies Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Globalization Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Tariffs Trade Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1335501 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mercedes C-Class among handful of European vehicles penetrating Vietnam.</strong></p> Electrification Generates U.K. Motorists’ Interest http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/electrification-generates-uk-motorists-interest <div class="node-body article-body">Infrastructure provider ChargeMaster says more than 90% of electric-vehicle charging takes place at home while total charging volumes have soared 163% since 2014.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/electrification-generates-uk-motorists-interest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/electrification-generates-uk-motorists-interest#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Technology United Kingdom Miscellaneous Audi BMW Mitsubishi Nissan Renault Toyota Volkswagen Charging Electric Vehicles Incentives Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Fri, 07 Aug 2015 10:01:00 +0000 1326571 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Expanded charging infrastructure to keep Prius PHEV going.</strong></p> U.K. Automakers Leery of Government Tax-Reform Plan http://wardsauto.com/industry/uk-automakers-leery-government-tax-reform-plan <div class="node-body article-body">An industry spokesman says new technologies such as plug-in hybrids will not benefit from the tax plan’s long-term incentives, threatening the ability of the U.K. and its automotive sector to meet ever-stricter CO2 targets.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/uk-automakers-leery-government-tax-reform-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/uk-automakers-leery-government-tax-reform-plan#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Dealers Europe Vehicles & Technology Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Engines Technology United Kingdom Dealer Miscellaneous Unspecified Companies Politics Emissions Hybrid Vehicles Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Tue, 14 Jul 2015 11:00:00 +0000 1311921 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Critics worry tax regime could discourage clean-vehicle demand.</strong></p> Report Underscores Automotive’s Role in U.K. Economy http://wardsauto.com/industry/report-underscores-automotive-s-role-uk-economy <div class="node-body article-body">The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders’ latest sustainability report confirms manufacturing output, vehicle sales, jobs and export values grew in 2014.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/report-underscores-automotive-s-role-uk-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/report-underscores-automotive-s-role-uk-economy#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Europe Analysis Industry United Kingdom Data & Insights Miscellaneous Unspecified Companies Employment Finance Production Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Fri, 10 Jul 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1311051 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mokka helps keep Vauxhall brand on heels of market leader Ford.</strong></p> EU Exit No Benefit to U.K. Automakers, Studies Say http://wardsauto.com/industry/eu-exit-no-benefit-uk-automakers-studies-say <div class="field-byline"> Carmen Paun </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Open Europe think tank says U.K. car exports could face EU import tariffs of up to 10% following a potential Brexit, impacting EU-oriented volume manufacturers such as Honda, Nissan, Toyota and Vauxhall. Premium automakers would be less affected.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/eu-exit-no-benefit-uk-automakers-studies-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/eu-exit-no-benefit-uk-automakers-studies-say#comments Public World Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Europe - Regional Industry United Kingdom World Miscellaneous BMW Honda Jaguar Land Rover Nissan Opel/Vauxhall Toyota Sales & Marketing Globalization Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Tariffs Trade Wed, 08 Jul 2015 09:09:00 +0000 1308741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automakers could lose tariff protection if U.K. quits EU.</strong></p> Auto Industry Seeks Deeper Dive Into Car-Theft Data http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/auto-industry-seeks-deeper-dive-car-theft-data <div class="node-body article-body">The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders calls for better tracking of how different vehicles are stolen “so that we have an accurate understanding of how criminals are operating and can develop future technology to eradicate vehicle crime.”</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/auto-industry-seeks-deeper-dive-car-theft-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/auto-industry-seeks-deeper-dive-car-theft-data#comments Premium Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Industry Safety Technology Technology United Kingdom Miscellaneous Electronics Laws/Law Enforcement Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:34:00 +0000 1266151 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Industry group wants to build on 70% drop in car thefts since 2004.</strong></p> Government Backing Helps U.K. Vehicle Fleet Go Green http://wardsauto.com/industry/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/government-backing-helps-uk-vehicle-fleet-go-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/government-backing-helps-uk-vehicle-fleet-go-green#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Engines Technology United Kingdom Miscellaneous 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/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/study-says-autonomous-connected-cars-enrich-uk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/study-says-autonomous-connected-cars-enrich-uk#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology Industry Autonomous Vehicles Safety Technology Technology United Kingdom Miscellaneous 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/industry/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/seven-automakers-now-behind-uk-s-ulev-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/seven-automakers-now-behind-uk-s-ulev-campaign#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Engines Technology United Kingdom Miscellaneous 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>