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Inchcape exits UK retail arm

Automotive distributor Inchcape has agreed the sale of its UK retail operations for £346m. The business operates dealership franchises for brands including Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota and Volkswagen. It employ … Continue reading “Inchcape exits UK retail arm”


Stellantis to make electric vans in Luton from 2025

Automotive manufacturer Stellantis will start production of electric vans at its Luton plant from the first half of 2025. The factory will become the second Stellantis site in UK to manufacture electric vehicles, … Continue reading “Stellantis to make electric vans in Luton from 2025”


UK reaches EV milestone with one million electric cars sold

The UK has reached a milestone in electric vehicle (EV) sales, with the millionth battery electric car registered last month. A total of 20,935 fully electric cars were registered in January, up 21% … Continue reading “UK reaches EV milestone with one million electric cars sold”


UK carmakers report strong September

More than 88,000 cars were made in UK factories last month — an increase of almost 40% compared to the same month last year. It was the strongest month of growth in 2023 … Continue reading “UK carmakers report strong September”


Car manufacturing falls after six months of growth

UK car production declined by 9.7% in August 2023 following six consecutive months of growth. A total of 45,052 cars rolled off factory lines, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reported. … Continue reading “Car manufacturing falls after six months of growth”


Nissan to go fully electric in Europe by 2030

Nissan plans to offer an all-electric line-up in Europe by the end of the decade. The Japanese carmaker said on Monday that it was “pressing ahead with plans to achieve 100% EV in … Continue reading “Nissan to go fully electric in Europe by 2030”


BMW invests in all-electric Mini production in the UK

BMW has announced a major new investment in its Oxford plant after securing a reported £75m in support from the UK government. The German car giant said it will invest more than £600m … Continue reading “BMW invests in all-electric Mini production in the UK”


Electric vehicles boost UK car production

UK car production increased by 31.6% in July, marking sixth consecutive months of growth. New figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that 76,451 units rolled off factory lines … Continue reading “Electric vehicles boost UK car production”


New car sales rise again

UK registrations of new cars have risen for the 10th consecutive month as supply chain issues continue to ease. New car registrations increased by 16.7% in May to reach 145,204 units, according to … Continue reading “New car sales rise again”


Stellantis warns of car plant closures unless Brexit deal is changed

Car maker Stellantis has warned that Brexit trade rules pose a threat to its UK manufacturing operations. In a submission to a House of Commons inquiry into the supply of batteries for electric … Continue reading “Stellantis warns of car plant closures unless Brexit deal is changed”


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