Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/54267/more en Auto Industry Seeks Deeper Dive Into Car-Theft Data http://wardsauto.com/europe/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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/auto-industry-seeks-deeper-dive-car-theft-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/auto-industry-seeks-deeper-dive-car-theft-data#comments Premium Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom 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/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>