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Electric car sales to overtake diesel by 2020, says Leasing Options

Registrations of electric cars will surpass those of diesel models in July 2020 if current sales trends continue, Leasing Options has predicted. The leasing company has analysed Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) registration data and reported that diesel … Continue reading

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WIGGO’S McLAREN SPORTHOME AT BCA

BCA offers a unique opportunity for buyers later this month when Sir Bradley Wiggins’ Sporthome is offered for sale at BCA Blackbushe on 21 September.   The coachbuilt Sporthome by McLaren is based on a long-wheelbase Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 316 2.1 … Continue reading

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JLR boss says diesel debate is dominated by misinformation.

The UK boss of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is warning improvements in air quality could be delayed if the diesel debate continues to be dominated by misinformation. Speaking at the International Automotive Summit organised by the Society of Motor Manufacturers … Continue reading

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Honda would like to see the UK remaining inside the customs union.

UK automotive manufacturers want to avoid post-Brexit UK-EU trade arrangements that could impose additional costs Honda has strongly backed the case for the UK remaining inside the EU’s customs union after it leaves the EU in 2019. The UK government … Continue reading

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Call by SMMT for new UK Government to focus on strengthening automotive sector.

The SMMT has renewed calls for more focus on the automotive market from the British Government following the general election on 8 June. Despite an increase in sales and manufacturing in the UK during 2016, the sector faces change due … Continue reading

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Search begins for future female rising stars.

The UK automotive industry is on the search for the sector’s future leaders as the Great British Women in the Car Industry awards returns for a second year. As part of ongoing efforts to encourage more young people to join … Continue reading

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SMMT – autonomous vehicles.

In the Queen’s Speech today, government announced a commitment to support connected and autonomous vehicle development. Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “SMMT welcomes government’s commitment to accelerate the development of connected and autonomous vehicles in the UK. This is … Continue reading

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