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Car Industry Leaders Concerned About Life Post-Brexit

March 30, 2017 - No Comments

Following the triggering of Article 50 that has begun the slow and complicated removal of the UK from the European Union, the UK car industry issued their own stark warning. Leading figures in the £72bn-a-year industry have expressed their concerns about the amount of time it will take to strike a deal that protects the future of the automotive sector. While there is confidence in the support provided by the Government, ensuring that a tariff-free deal is secured during the negotiations remains of paramount importance. Mike Hawes, Chief Executive of trade group SMMT commented: “Triggering Article 50 has started a race against time to secure a deal that safeguards the future of the UK automotive industry. That means certainty in our relationship with our biggest market, tariff-free and open borders so products, parts and investment can flow freely.” Production in the car industry is currently at a 17-year high, with over half of the 1.7m cars produced in the UK exported to Europe. This accounts for 12% of Britain’s exported goods and there is fear of a 10% levy being imposed in the short or even long term, a tariff that would have far reaching effects. If freedom of movement is restricted, sourcing the vital components needed to manufacture the average car would become far more difficult. The SMMT have calculated that the industry could face a bill of up to £4.5bn, split between the assembly of cars in the UK and those exported to the EU. Job security would also be a growing concern, given that there are over 770,000 people either directly employed or supported by the industry. Without a deal in place, the SMMT are concerned that jobs could be lost as a result. The trade body are not only in making their voices heard. Both Ford and Jaguar Land Rover have urged the Government to put together a deal that avoids a tariff being imposed, calling for a transitional agreement to be struck, given the short time frame allowed for the discussions.

Top 10 Supercars in 2017

January 23, 2017 - No Comments

Many motoring enthusiasts dream of owning a supercar. The power and performance that you get from these vehicles makes them a dream to drive and they turn heads wherever they go. Below is a video of the top 10 supercars for 2017.…

Electric Cars Continue to Gain Momentum as New Technology is Introduced

January 23, 2017 - No Comments

Although many people are still skeptical about the benefits of electric cars, the technology that’s used for them continues to advance and therefore makes owning an electric car more appealing. One of the things that can put people off owning an electric vehicle is the limited range that electric cars offer when compared to standard petrol/diesel cars. However the range of electric cars is increasing all the time and just this week, Tesla have introduced the longest-range electric car on the market. The Model S 100D offers a range of 335 miles on a full charge. This is significantly more than other long range electric vehicles and although it’s certainly not cheap at $98,300, the fact that the technology now exists that allows an electric car to achieve such a range means that electric cars are likely to become even more popular over the next few years. In another boost to electric vehicles, Ford has unveiled new technology that allows electric cars to be charged wirelessly in a parking space. The technology has up to now only been available for smaller gadgets, has been shown to be effective at charging electric cars and could soon become the norm. Ford is one of the many major car manufacturers who are putting a lot of resources into electric vehicles and related technology. The US motoring giant plans to release a fleet of new electric vehicles over the next 5 years and is currently piloting its new wireless charging technology in the US and Europe.…