Car market fixed by ‘brutal’ China and the West is ‘too scared’ to fight back, says Iain Duncan-Smith

China has manipulated the car market and EVs give the “brutal” country more of an advantage, say former Conservative Party leader.
Vauxhall Astra production at the Ellesmere Port factory

Threat to close UK car factories

French company in charge of Vauxhall warns it may have to close UK factories if the government does not alter current Brexit rules.
Mercedes Sindelfingen HQ

Two dead in shooting at Mercedes plant

Gunman was overpowered by security staff in shocking incident on factory floor.

Recharge: The firm that may save Britishvolt

Fresh hope has emerged for the future of a “gigafactory” in Northumberland following the announcement earlier this week.
Nissan's Sunderland plant has produced more Leaf EVs than eighties Bluebirds

Uncertain future for Nissan's UK factory

The future of the UK’s largest car plant could be in doubt unless the government takes steps to reduce energy costs and more.
Car factories boom boosts the economy

Cost of living may result in less EV production

Carmakers in Britain and Europe may be scaling back production of electric vehicles amid falling consumer demand.

New cars to become scarcer due to gas shortage

Car production in Europe could once again fall this winter due to gas shortages, threatening to further decrease the availability of new cars.
Volt Rush by Henry Sanderson book review

Volt Rush book review

As Henry Sanderson shows in his book Volt Rush, the uptake of EVs will bring its own set of moral dilemmas, environmental and geopolitical.
Elon Musk says Tesla Cybertruck has got over 200,000 reservations

Five predictions for the car world in 2022

The last year has been an extremely difficult one for the motor industry; can we look forward to a brighter 2022?
Ford manufacturing in India

Ford to close Indian factories

Ford has announced plans to wind down its manufacturing and assembly operations in India, which will result in the loss of around 4,000 jobs.
Britain's drivers buying fewer UK-made cars

UK car production drops

Car manufacturing output in the UK fell by 37.6% in July, marking the worst July performance since 1956, according to SMMT's figures.
Honda closes Swindon factory after 35 years of car production

Honda's Swindon factory ends production

Staff at Honda’s Swindon factory have completed their final production shift, as the plant closes.
Car production

Chip shortages are slimming down car production

An ongoing global shortage of semiconductor chips is giving car makers a headache as vehicle production is restricted.