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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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One every 20 seconds, UK car production at seven-year high

Newly released figures from the SMMT have revealed that UK Car manufacturers produced more than 1.5 million vehicles in 2014, the highest figure since way back in 2007. Battling at the frontline, Nissan’s factory in Sunderland built the most cars in 2014

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London councils get tough on diesel parking charges

London’s Islington council has approved plans to levy an annual surcharge of £96 ( or £1.85 a week) for diesel vehicle parking permits in the borough. The charges will come into effect from April 2015 in what the borough claim will “help

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New car sales surge to 10 year high with the Ford Fiesta leading the pack

Car sales in the UK hit a 10-year high in 2014 according to a report by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) with a whopping 2.47 million new cars finding new owners. The figures represent an improvement of 9% compared

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