Eight hundred jobs in jeopardy at Vauxhall factory in Ellesmere Port


Eight hundred jobs could be lost at Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port factory as the company is decides whether or not to close the plant.
Brazilian Ford workers protest factory closures

Brazilian Ford workers protest factory closures


Ford workers in Brazil have gathered at the gates of a manufacturing plant to protest the car maker's decision to end its Brazilian production.
How coronavirus plagued the UK car market in 2020

How coronavirus plagued the UK car market in 2020


Covid-19 has caused major problems across the UK automotive industry, but hope remains for a strong recovery in 2021.
Government considers £6000 scrappage scheme for electric car buyers

Scrappage scheme to stimulate EV buying


The UK government is reportedly considering offering electric car buyers a £6,000 discount as part of a scrappage scheme.
Nissan’s Sunderland plant to remain open amid job cuts

No job cuts at Nissan’s Sunderland plant


Workers at Nissan’s Sunderland plant are breathing a sigh of relief after it was revealed that there will be no job cuts at the factory.
UK car production plummets to near 10-year low

Car production in the UK plummets


The number of cars rolling off production lines in the UK has continued to decline; falling to its lowest level for almost a decade.

UK car makers: we need a world beating Brexit deal


UK car makers have issued their starkest warning yet over the dangers they face if the UK leave the European Union without a deal.

Honda will definitely close Swindon plant in 2021


Honda has confirmed it will shut down its Swindon plant by 2021, claiming "no viable alternatives" to the closure have been found.
Infiniti to quit Europe, end car manufacturing at Nissan's Sunderland plant

Infiniti to quit Europe, end Sunderland production


Nissan's sister brand Infiniti is to end production of its cars at the Sunderland car plant and quit Western Europe.
New car sales fall in April 2017

UK carmakers hit by crash in demand


Car production at British factories has fallen to an 18-month low after deliveries to the domestic market collapsed by more than 28 per cent.
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Volkswagen emissions scandal: guess who'll pick up...


Drivers face paying hundreds of pounds extra for new cars as the costs of tough environmental controls ushered in after the VW emissions
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Letters of the week, June 21


This week: The Spanish embassy gets in touch, Driving Licence disparity, repair rip-offs and the issue that won't go away... diesel fumes.