A new report published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and industry analysts Frost & Sullivan says the UK is well positioned to lead the development of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV). But it warns that “sustained support from government” and an orderly departure from the European Union are needed to maintain Read More..
A new survey conducted in the UK found that potential car buyers know relatively little about currently available electric vehicles. The survey, conducted by research agency Savanta on behalf of Encore Digital Media, found that 18 percent of people questioned had “very low awareness” of EVs. But 59 percent said they were eager to find Read More..
Divergence from the EU’s regulatory regime post-Brexit will only bring extra costs and no potential benefits for the UK’s export-led automotive industry, a British Parliament committee report says. “The automotive sector in Europe is heavily integrated, with highly complex and efficient supply chains relying on the friction-free transfer of components across the continent. The sector Read More..
LONDON — Nobody really knows what car buyingÂ will look like in 10 years. Some say online retail will be the future, but others are certain that car showrooms and dealer groups will continue to play a key role. The truth probably lies somewhere in the middle and there are arguments to be made for a Read More..
Smarter mobility will reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 56 megatons by 2025, an amount equivalent to half the annual emissions generated by transport in the UK. That is one of the conclusions from a study conducted jointly by telecommunications group BT and market researchers Frost & Sullivan. Automotive companies would see a further 121 Read More..
The departure of Britain from the European Union will have an obvious impact on the auto industry, in particular in the area ofÂ manufacturing and cross-border sales. Carmakers including General Motors, Ford Motor,Â Nissan, Toyota, Jaguar Land Rover, BMW and Honda build large numbers of vehicles in the UK and many of them are exported. Because Britain Read More..
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has launched a separate company tasked with quickly developing apps and on-demand services. The move is part of a trend among automakersÂ to take direct charge of technologies that will redefine the carÂ industry. Britain-based JLR, which is owned by India’s Tata Group, said InMotion, as the new unit is called, will be Read More..
Jaguar Land Rover is expanding its advancedÂ engineering and design center in Whitley, England, in a move to speed up the development of technologically sophisticated premium vehicles. The British carmaker, which is owned by India’s Tata Group, said in a press release that it is making a multi-million pound investment in Whitley, where it has acquired Read More..
Honda has opened the UK’s first open-access hydrogen refueling station at its manufacturing facility in Swindon. The station is built and operated by BOC, a unit of German industrial gas group Linde. The filing station aims to encourage the development of hydrogen-powered cars as well as a refueling infrastructure necessary for the EV industry to Read More..
UK vehicle-tracking systems maker Quartix has signed a contract to provide 1,200 telematics systems a month to Coverbox, a pay-as-you-drive insurance brand. Coverbox is a so-called â€œsmart insurance product,â€ which helps insurers monitor driving behavior through the use of telematics and data analysis. The service also lets insurance companies charge policyholders for vehicle insurance based Read More..