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Automotive News, April 2021

Published 20th April 2021

AUTOMOTIVE Jaguar Land Rover sold 123,483 vehicles in its fourth quarter, 12.4% more than the same time last year, although total sales for the year were 13.6% lower. The luxury car maker, which has manufacturing sites in Halewood, Merseyside, and Castle Bromwich and Solihull in the West Midlands, revealed its China sales were up 127% […]

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Automotive News, March 2021

Published 18th March 2021

AUTOMOTIVE Nissan announces plans for major expansion of renewable energy at Sunderland Plant. The Proposal would generate enough power to build every Nissan LEAF sold in Europe, as Nissan heads towards a carbon-neutral future. Nissan has announced plans for a major expansion to renewable energy generation at its record-breaking plant in Sunderland, UK.  Complementing the […]

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Automotive News, March 2021

Published 4th March 2021

AUTOMOTIVE The University of Birmingham has launched a three-year research project with Bentley Motors to deliver a sustainable source of rare earth magnets for electric and hybrid vehicles. The £2.6m RaRE (Rare-earth Recycling for E-machines) project is funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and delivered in partnership with Innovate UK, and involves […]

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Automotive News – February 2021

Published 18th February 2021

AUTOMOTIVE The UK’s used car market declined in 2020, down -14.9% according to the latest figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 6,752,959 used car transactions took place, 1,182,146 fewer than in 2019, making 2020 the lowest performing year since 2012 as lockdown measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic and […]

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Automotive News, January 2021

Published 4th February 2021

AUTOMOTIVE UK car production declined -29.3% in 2020, to 920,928 units, according to the latest figures issued by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).  December, output was down -2.3% to 71,403, with some firms affected by border closures and thus component supply issues. This rounded off a dreadful year, the worst since 1984 […]

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Automotive News, December 2020

Published 22nd December 2020

AUTOMOTIVE  New HGV registrations decline -1.6% in Q3 2020 UK HGV market dips by 138 units to 8,419 in Q3 after turbulent first half of the year. Demand for rigids up by 12.6% mirroring demand for essential delivery services and construction as lockdown measures eased over the summer. Market currently down -39.6% year to date, […]

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Automotive News, October 2020

Published 3rd November 2020

AUTOMOTIVE Tesla has recorded a fifth quarter in a row of profit, as sales of its electric cars accelerated to a new record despite the pandemic. The firm said it made $8.7bn in revenue in the three months to September, as deliveries rose 54%. The firm said it still hoped to meet its goal of […]

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Automotive News, June 2020

Published 13th July 2020

UK Auto calls for restart support as Covid crisis threatens one in six jobs UK auto industry calls for dedicated restart package to save jobs and pave the way for recovery. New SMMT survey reveals a third of workforce still on furlough with up to one in six jobs at risk.  ‘Turbocharged’ Brexit negotiations needed […]

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Automotive News, May 2020

Published 11th June 2020

AUTOMOTIVE Renault is cutting 15,000 jobs worldwide as part of a €2bn (£1.8bn) cost-cutting plan after seeing sales plunge because of the virus pandemic. “This plan is essential,” said interim boss Clotilde Delbos, who announced cuts in production to focus on more profitable car models. Some 4,600 job cuts will be in France, and the […]

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Automotive News, Late March, 2020

Published 22nd April 2020

AUTOMOTIVE More than £50m has been invested in the Nissan plant in Sunderland as the firm gears up to build the new Qashqai. The Japanese car-manufacturer said its new press, which weighs over 2,000 tonnes and can exert a pressure of 5,000 tonnes, forms part of its £400m investment in the plant. The Qashqai, which […]

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