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Car manufacturers have striven to reduce the CO2 emissions of their vehicles for decades. This has been to pass increasingly robust emissions tests, to save their customers money on fuel, to reduce their impact on the environment and appeal to an ever more environmentally conscious consumer base. The CO2 emissions …

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The new car market “remains at historically high levels” despite recent headlines focusing on a fall in registrations over the previous year. 2017 had the third highest number of new car registrations in the last 10 years – behind only 2015 and 2016. Over 2.5m new vehicles were sold, with drivers benefiting …

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2017 has been a tumultuous year for the automotive industry, and the country as a whole, with Brexit having a huge impact on every aspect of the UK economy. Although the referendum was in June 2016, the implications continue to reverberate as the negotiations develop, and now those conversations are turning to …

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Thousands of pounds in aftersales revenue is being missed by franchised dealerships, according to data from autoVHC, the automotive aftersales solutions provider. Failure to complete vehicle health checks has resulted in dealers losing £11,295 each in potential additional income this summer. The average UK dealer …

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Domestic car sales down. Exports up. Is Brexit to blame? The new car market has continued its decline with the fifth consecutive monthly fall in registrations. While August saw a 6.4% decline in sales compared with last year, in stark contrast British car manufacturing gained a boost, with a 7.8% rise in the …

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Demand for alternatively fueled vehicles (AFVs) continues to surge, with sales rising almost 60% in August and over 32% for the year to date. AFVs are slowly growing their market share, rising from 3.2% in 2016 to 4.4% in 2017 – with August claiming 5.2% of total new car registrations. This on the back of diesel …

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Government proposals to tackle dirty air have been welcomed by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The plans aim to improve traffic flow and congestion as well as increase uptake in electric and hybrid vehicles. One of the proposals in the clean air strategy documents has been termed the …

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New car sales plunged 20% in April as consumers tried to avoid a rise in Vehicle Excise Duty (VED). Despite the drop in sales compared with April 2016, overall new car registrations are up 1.1% for the first four months of the year, to a record 972,092. The dramatic fall in sales is believed to be due to consumers …

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The number of new cars sold in the UK has hit an all time high, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). It is the fifth year in a row annual registrations have climbed – rising to almost 2.7 million in 2016. Ten out of the last 12 months have experienced higher sales than previous …

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New car registrations in the UK increased by 3.3% in August, compared with the same time last year. The 81,640 new cars registered in the month pushed the year to date up to 1.68m, which is a rise of 2.8% on 2015. The growth was driven by the fleet sector, showing an increase of 7.7% to 43,267 vehicles, which the …