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Automotive News, Late February, 2020

Published 4th March 2020

AUTOMOTIVE Car production has fallen for the fifth month in a row amid weak demand in the UK, new figures reveal. Production for the UK fell by almost a quarter in January compared with a year ago, although exports increased by 4.1%, said the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). https://www.expressandstar.com/news/uk-news/2020/02/27/car-production-falls-for-fifth-month-in-a-row-despite-improvement-in-exports/ Manufacturing at Jaguar […]

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Automotive News, Late January, 2020

Published 11th February 2020

AUTOMOTIVE Concerns have been raised over the future of the Vauxhall car plant in Ellesmere Port after its owners announced the next version of the Astra will not be built there, but in Germany instead. The Rüsselsheim plant, which shares Astra production with Ellesmere Port, has been awarded the next variant of the model, which […]

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Automotive News, January 2020

Published 29th January 2020

AUTOMOTIVE More electric cars were registered in the UK during 2019 than any other year to date, as diesel car registrations fell by more than one-fifth on a year-on-year basis.  That is according to new industry data released today (6 January) by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMTT). The data reveals that the […]

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Automotive News, December 2019

Published 11th December 2019

AUTOMOTIVE Luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz is to cut jobs with the aim of making more than €1bn (£840m) in savings by the end of 2022.  The cuts which reports say will lead to more than 1,000 jobs being lost come as the carmaker faces challenges from new, tougher emissions targets.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50416250 ____________________ Carmaker Audi is to […]

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Automotive News, Late October, 2019

Published 30th October 2019

AUTOMOTIVE The UK new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market declined -23.5% in September, according to the latest figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 41,216 LCVs were registered in the month, down some 12,632 units on September 2018, as regulatory changes, coupled with economic and political uncertainty, impacted the market. […]

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Automotive news, September 2019

Published 9th October 2019

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will shut down production in all its UK plants, including Halewood on Merseyside, for a week, starting from November 4. The manufacturing giant blamed the uncertainty of Brexit and other external factors on the decision to cease production. https://www.thebusinessdesk.com/northwest/news/2048771-car-giant-to-close-factories-for-a-week-over-brexit-uncertainty?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NorthWest_27th_Sep_2019_Daily

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Automotive News, Early September 2019

Published 24th September 2019

AUTOMOTIVE Ineos Automotive has chosen Bridgend for the production of its new 4×4 vehicle, it has been announced. It is expected to initially create around 200 jobs to make the Grenadier, and up to 500 in the long-term.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-49733291  

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Automotive News, Late August, 2019

Published 11th September 2019

AUTOMOTIVE One of the UK’s leading autonomous vehicle specialists, Aurrigo, has recorded an international boom after securing more than £1.5m of orders from across the world. Aurrigo has seen demand for its driverless pods soar following the successful completion of major trials in the UK and Australia proved that its technology can deliver safe and […]

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Automotive News, August 2019

Published 14th August 2019

AUTOMOTIVE The chief executive of Vauxhall-owner PSA says it could move all production from its Ellesmere Port factory if Brexit makes it unprofitable. Carlos Tavares has said that the carmaker has alternatives to the plant which it could use. The move would probably lead to the closure of the site, threatening 1,000 jobs. That would […]

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Automotive News, July 2019

Published 23rd July 2019

AUTOMOTIVE The government is pumping nearly £40m into improving the infrastructure for electric vehicles despite a sharp drop in hybrid car sales. The Department for Transport will invest in UK engineering to “transform” the network of electric charge points. Wireless charging and “pop-up” pavement technology are among the investments being made. Sales of plug-in hybrid […]

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