Car production grows

by LLB staff reporter
28th Mar 24 10:29 am

Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) have said that car production has increased over the last six consecutive months.

In February almost 80,000 cars were built which is an increase of 14% compared to last year, and the domestic market grew by 58% with three out of four cars were shipped abroad.

Battery electric, plug in hybrid and hybrid cars was more than third of production in the month.

SMMT chief executive Mike Hawes said, “Another month of growth for UK car production is welcome news, reflecting strong demand at home and around the world for the latest British-built cars.

“The industry is transitioning from internal combustion engine cars to electrified vehicles, building on the massive investment commitments made last year.

“The UK industry faces stiff competition, however, as global competitors seek to secure new models and technologies so a commitment to our industrial competitiveness, from all political parties in this likely election year, must be maintained.”

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