UK engine production declines -9.5% in January

UK engine manufacturing down -9.5% in January, with 241,727 units built. Double-digit drop in domestic demand as factories manage production ahead of key vehicle model changes. Six in 10 engines exported, highlighting the importance of frictionless trade with overseas markets. Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “January’s figures only serve to … Continue reading

Good Energy to take major stake in Zap-Map

Electric vehicle charge point app central to Good Energy’s localised power future Good Energy has taken a 12.9% share in Zap-Map’s parent company, with an option to take a majority share within two years. Zap-Map is the go-to app for Britain’s 200,000 electric vehicle (EV) drivers – planning routes, locating charge … Continue reading

New car market stable in February

“The new vehicle market continues to perform in line with expectations, up by 1.4% in February as private demand grows again”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle retailers in the UK commenting on the latest SMMT’s new passenger … Continue reading