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SMMT urges UK government to back new diesel technology as new car registrations fall

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past 6 months, I’m sure you’re aware of the demonetisation of the once heralded diesel car. The government U-Turn on diesel cars combined with diesel emissions cheating by more than one

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New car registrations in the UK fall by 5.7% in 2017

According to data by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), new car registrations in the UK fell by 5.7% in 2017. This marks the first time new car registrations have fallen in the past three years with just 2.54

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Volkswagen Scrappage Scheme 2017 targets older diesel vehicles, continues to leave Euro5 “fixed” vehicle owners picking up the bill

  Volkswagen UK have announced that they will be offering up to £6,000 “Scrappage” in exchange for any make or model diesel vehicle (Euro 1 – 4) when buying a new car. The move comes as the SMMT announced that

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New car sales surge as tax rises loom, diesel sales loose ground

Sales of new cars in the UK hit record levels in March this year as buyers scrambled to make the most of looming car tax rises. March 2017 saw a total of 562,337 cars rolling off dealer forecourts, a rise of

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New cars sales slump 1% after record 43 months of growth

Figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) have shown that last month (October) saw new UK car registrations drop by 1.1% compared to last years figures. These figures mark the first dip in new car registrations for

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SMMT: March UK car sales hit 21st century high

The UK car industry has continued its record growth with figures released by the SMMT showing that March 2015 proved to be the best month since 2009, hitting 21st century highs. Figures show that a whopping 492,774 cars were registered

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EVs to get a big boost with £43m plug-in vehicle funding

Electric car (EV) ownership is set continue its upward trend as the Government confirmed that UK will receive £43m in cash for plug- and EV vehicle funding. The funding will see a flurry of charge points installed into homes, hospitals, train stations and A-roads. Of

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