Market Insight 31 Mar
Carmakers bullish about EV future despite £15,000 per car mandate fines
Stellantis and Ford remain bullish about their electrified future despite the UK Government’s threat of £15,000 per car fines for OEMs who breach its proposed electric vehicle (EV) sales mandate.
Latest News 30 Mar
Government sticks to 2030 ICE new car ban and starts EV mandate consultation
The Government has pledged to stick to its plan to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030 as it revealed its Powering Up Britain strategy to transform the UK’s energy infrastructure.
Latest News 15 Mar
Chancellor’s Budget: fuel tax frozen, pothole repairs funded, sustainable energy sought
The Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt has frozen fuel duty, boosted repairs to pothole damaged roads and targeted solutions to recruitment issues in his Budget statement.
Market Insight 13 Mar
SMMT outlines blueprint for UK to become an EV manufacturing leader
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has laid out its blueprint for the UK to become one of the world’s most competitive locations for advanced automotive manufacturing in the electric vehicle (EV) age.
Manufacturer 13 Mar
Fleet and business will dominate EV sales without incentives, says Polestar boss
Electric vehicle (EV) registrations are set to be dominated by fleet and business for the foreseeable future unless the Government introduces new incentives for retail buyers, say Polestar UK & Ireland chiefs.
Manufacturer 1 Mar
JLR owner Tata Motors' £500m Government support bid for UK battery factory
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) owner Tata Motor is said to be demanding over £500 million of Government funding to help establish an electric vehicle (EV) battery factory in the UK.
Latest News 23 Feb
Survey could ensure car retailers’ EV experience shapes future government policy
Car retailers are being urged to contribute to a survey gathering information on behalf of the Office Zero Emissions Vehicles (OZEV) and could help shape future UK Government’s policy.
Latest News 20 Feb
Car retailers fear for survival ahead of energy cost support 'cliff edge'
More than a third of car retailers claim that their business’ survival will be put at risk in the UK Government does not step in to provide support with their energy costs.
Latest News 13 Feb
VRA calls for Spring Budget to deliver used EV purchase incentives
The Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA) has called for Government to introduce new incentives to support motorists looking to adopt zero-emission transport through the purchase of a used electric vehicle (EV).
People News 3 Feb
Apprenticeship numbers and levy funding take-up ‘too low’ says IMI
Automotive businesses are missing out on apprenticeships that could help fill the skills gap, says the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI).
Manufacturer 23 Jan
Volkswagen aims to boost EV affordability through V2X trials
Volkswagen Group UK is part of a vehicle-to-everything (V2X) bidirectional charging trial aiming to boost the affordability of electric vehicles (EV).
Manufacturer 19 Jan
UK battery production blow as Britishvolt enters administration
Battery start-up Britishvolt has entered administration after it failed to secure sufficient funding.
Latest News 17 Jan
Government claims smart charging plan could save EV drivers up to £1,000 per year
The UK Government believes smart charging could save high-mileage electric vehicle (EV) drivers up to £1,000 per year as part of a new Electric Vehicle Smart Charging Action Plan.
Market Insight 13 Jan
Net Zero Review urges swift delivery of UK Government's EV sales mandate
A Net Zero Review delivered on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has recommended the swift delivery of an electric vehicle (EV) mandate and VAT cuts to make public charging more affordable.
Latest News 9 Jan
Car retailers’ energy support could halve after March
Car retailers are braced for a potential halving of Government support on their energy bills from the end of March.
Manufacturer 2 Dec
Toyota secures £11.3m funding to develop hydrogen-powered Hilux pick-up
A consortium of automotive sector suppliers led by Toyota has secured an £11.3 million funding boost for a project that will develop a hydrogen-powered version of its Hilux pick-up truck.
Manufacturer 1 Dec
Ford commits a further £149m to EV drivetrain production in the UK
Ford Motor Company has committed a further £149 million into making the UK its European hub for electric vehicle (EV) drivetrain production – safeguarding 500 highly skilled jobs.
Fleet 18 Nov
Fleets' positive Autumn Statement response tempered by looming record fuel duty increase
A record increase in fuel duty could be set to temper fleet operators’ initially positive response to news that benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax for electric vehicles (EVs) will continue to be kept low to increase uptake.
Latest News 17 Nov
Autumn statement 2022: EV taxes, national living wage, energy security
Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt revealed that electric vehicles (EV) will not be exempt from road tax from 2025 in an Autumn statement which claimed to prioritise “stability, growth and the protection of public services”.
Market Insight 4 Nov
UK on course for lowest new car registrations since 1982, says SMMT
The UK automotive sector remains on course to deliver its lowest new car registrations total since 1982, despite a 26.4% growth in October, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has said.