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UK car production stable in January as EV output charges ahead

Electrified vehicle production up almost 50% to a total of 28,329 units, says SMMT

Mark Moran
24 February 2023

 

UK car production was stable in the first month of 2023, with output down just -0.3% to 68,575 units, according to the latest figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

The loss, equivalent to just 215 fewer cars, was driven chiefly by structural changes, reflecting a move from car to van making at one major plant, but with supply chain shortages still afflicting some manufacturers.

The ongoing shift to electrified car production continued, with combined...

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