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New car market falls by a fifth in September

New car market falls by a fifth in September

  The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has released registration figures for new cars which show that the market was down 20.5% in September. Around 87,000 fewer cars were registered last month in comparison with the previous year. The SMMT has...

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Google’s Android to be added to millions of vehicles

Google’s Android to be added to millions of vehicles

Google is to partner with the world’s largest alliance of car manufacturers, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, to power the next generation of infotainment systems. Executives from the auto alliance told Wall Street Journal that their decision to partner with Google was...

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May announces £100m investment in green vehicles

May announces £100m investment in green vehicles

Theresa May announced a £106m boost in funding for the development of low and zero-emissions vehicles earlier this week as part of an “ambitious plan” to make Britain a leader in green technology. The prime minister spoke at the Zero Emission Vehicle Summit in...

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One in 12 buyers choose electric in August

One in 12 buyers choose electric in August

The Society for Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) released figures yesterday that reveal the new car market enjoyed a significant rise in demand in August. The market rose 23.1% year-on-year with 94,094 new vehicles registered. Find out which pages perform the...

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New fuel is incompatible with a number of older vehicles

New fuel is incompatible with a number of older vehicles

Many older versions of Britain’s most popular vehicles won’t be able to run on a greener new fuel that could be introduced in the next few years, according to a study from the RAC Foundation. The Department for Transport (DfS) has announced that it is considering the...

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UK used car market stays strong with 2 million sales in Q2

UK used car market stays strong with 2 million sales in Q2

  In a report released yesterday, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) revealed that more than 2 million used cars were sold in Q2 in the UK, just 0.4% down year on year. 2,093,429 used cars were sold in total in Q2, with superminis remaining the...

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