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76% rise in plug-in electric car ownership in 2018

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) released new Motorparc data yesterday, showing there was a record 195,410 plug-in electric vehicles on UK roads, after registrations increased by 76.6% in 2018.   Ownership of alternatively fuelled vehicles...

Jaguar Land Rover begins Brexit shutdown

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has begun its week-long factory shutdown as part of its plans for Brexit. As reported by the BBC, the shutdown, which is in addition to a scheduled closure for Easter, will affect 18,500 people employed at Castle Bromwich, Solihull and...

Auto Trader predicts 2019 will be pivotal for electric vehicles

71% of car owners have said they are considering an electric vehicle (EV) as their next car, according to research by Auto Trader. The Auto Trader market report contains nationally represented consumer research (sample of more than 3,000 UK adults). The figure showed...

Toyota planning new model for Suzuki at UK plant

Sky News has reported that Toyota is preparing to build a new model in the UK in late 2020. Toyota will make hybrid electric vehicles on behalf of Suzuki. It will be manufactured at its Burnaston plant in Derbyshire, with engines provided from its site in North Wales....

Sytner to build JLR dealership in Bristol

Sytner has appointed Midas Construction to build a brand new Guy Salmon Jaguar Land Rover dealership at Cribbs Causeway, near Bristol. As reported by AM Online, the dealership is expected to open in Spring 2020, the 72,000sq-ft site will feature more than 400...

New initiative to find military veterans motoring industry jobs

New charity Mission Automotive has announced a new initiative that aims to help British Armed forces veterans find jobs in the motoring industry. According to Express & Star, the charity is run by Mission Motorsport, the Forces’ Motorsport Charity, in...

International Women’s Day #balanceforbetter

Today marks International Women’s Day, a time for celebrating women’s achievements, while also calling for a more gender-balanced world. Collective action and shared ownership for driving gender parity is what makes International Women’s Day successful - and today, we...

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