Report: Rivian could build electric vehicles in the UK

Sky News reports that American EV start-up is in talks with UK government over new factory in Bristol

2 August 2021

Staff and semiconductor shortages stifle UK new car output

SMMT figures show 69,079 new cars left UK lines in June, down 37% on pre-Covid 2019

29 July 2021

Analysis: How Jaguar Land Rover will beat the chip shortage

Just as JLR sales are starting to look up, the semiconductor crisis hits the firm hard. But there is hope on the horizon

28 July 2021

Autocar Business Live webinar: how to solve the semiconductor crisis

Watch the live interview on 20 July with Mike Hawes from the SMMT

14 July 2021
Electric cars

Israeli EV start-up partners with major US bodywork supplier

Tel-Aviv-based REE has also launched a configurator on which customers can create bespoke vehicles

13 July 2021

Vauxhall EV-only by 2028 as Stellantis ramps up electrification

Group outlines plan to expand its EV offering; Opel and Vauxhall EV-only by 2028, with new Manta confirmed

8 July 2021
Ellesmere Port   Stellantis   Trio of new electric vans   July 2021
Combo-e EV, and its Peugeot and Citroen siblings, will replace Astra at Ellesmere Port

Stellantis secures future of Ellesmere Port as electric van factory

Investment of £100 million will have Vauxhall Astra factory converted to build small commercial EVs

6 July 2021
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Stellantis set to confirm Ellesmere Port as EV van factory today

Reports suggest plans for commercial EV production at Cheshire site will be announced on Tuesday

6 July 2021

Porsche Taycan: 43,000 models recalled over powertrain glitch

Software issue could cause EV motors to randomly shut down in 0.3% of cases

2 July 2021

Nissan to build new electric crossover and battery factory in UK

Nissan's EV36Zero plan is a £1bn initiative to transform its Sunderland site into a 'flagship EV hub'

1 July 2021