EU

UK car production falls almost 10% 0

A sharp drop in the amount of cars produced in the UK last month has been blamed on manufacturers preparing their production lines for a glut of new models. This is the second month in succession that vehicle assembly has slowed in the UK. Since the Brexit referendum this time last year, the car sector(…)

UK drivers caught speeding in EU face fines of £640 0

Woe betides any UK motorists caught speeding in the EU this summer. An alteration to an EU law means offenders could be charged up to £640 in penalties. The new laws, which will come into place on the 6th May, give European nations the power to acquire license details from the UK’s DVLA. Eight separate(…)

Toyota to invest £240 million into UK plants 0

In what comes as welcome news amongst the post-Brexit uncertainty, Japanese car giants, Toyota, have announced they are set to invest £240 million upgrading their UK car plant. The plans show a commitment by the manufacturer to remaining in Britain once the country has departed from the EU. The investment is met by an injection(…)

Fuel efficiency figures fail real-world tests 0

The claims made by car makers regarding their EU sold vehicles’ fuel consumption are becoming increasingly misleading says a leading environmental group, this is leading to a growing gap between performance on the road and in official tests. The report released by Transport & Environment revealed that in real-world conditions, cars sold in the EU(…)

Tesla sizing up UK for first European base 0

Elon Musk, billionaire boss of the Tesla Corporation, has announced plans to tap British automotive expertise, by establishing a base in the UK. His words come hot on the heels of Tesla making their first major acquisition, purchasing the German engineering business Grohmann, as it prepares to automate its production. “We have a lot of(…)

Toyota to stay in UK despite Brexit 0

In welcome news post Brexit; the world’s largest car manufacturer, Toyota, has said it intends to remain in the UK, even if trading conditions should change following Britain’s exit from the EU. The executive vice-president of the Japanese giant, Didier Leroy, said it trusted the UK government to provide “fair treatment” allowing businesses to maintain(…)