Automotive industry

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Ford to invest £230m in electric vehicle plant on Merseyside
Move to upgrade transmission plant at Halewood to produce parts for electric drive will maintain about 500 jobs

Jasper Jolly

18, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Firm aiming to build £4bn UK ‘gigafactory’ poised for London IPO
Chair Peter Rolton says Britishvolt more likely to pick UK after proposed changes to stock market listing rules

Rob Davies

17, Oct, 2021 @2:24 PM

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UK car industry says Brexit rules are denting competitiveness
SMMT also hopes for cap on energy prices as carmakers ramp up electric vehicle production

Lisa O'Carroll and Gwyn Topham

12, Oct, 2021 @12:23 PM

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The advertising industry is fuelling climate disaster, and it’s getting away with it | Andrew Simms
Overconsumption is inevitable when adverts are so ubiquitous and sophisticated, says campaigner Andrew Simms

Andrew Simms

11, Oct, 2021 @12:53 PM

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Fuel shortages ease; petrol prices hit eight-year high; car sales slide – as it happened
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

Graeme Wearden

05, Oct, 2021 @4:58 PM

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UK car sales plunge but electric vehicles soar to record amid fuel crisis
Global chip shortage helps push car registrations to lowest level for more than two decades

Julia Kollewe and Gwyn Topham

05, Oct, 2021 @12:55 PM

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Computer chip shortage stalls UK car industry production
A continuing global shortage of semiconductors is further hampering the sector badly hit by lockdown

Jasper Jolly

29, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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UK electric car inquiries soar during fuel supply crisis
Sellers of plug-in vehicles say petrol shortages are driving people to adopt the new technology

Miranda Bryant

27, Sep, 2021 @3:47 PM

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Petrol station chaos worsened by motorists filling up with wrong fuel
More than five times as many people as usual in the UK put diesel in their petrol engine or vice versa

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

27, Sep, 2021 @2:03 PM

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The Guardian view on low-emission zones: the UK must clean up its act | Editorial
Editorial: Schemes to cut air pollution in cities not only save lives, but show how environmental regulation can be done


23, Sep, 2021 @5:44 PM

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Watchdog to launch crackdown on ads falsely claiming green credentials
The ASA will conduct a series of inquiries into environmental advertising claims and practices

Mark Sweney

23, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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We tried to transition to green jobs, but the bosses are closing our car factory down | Frank Duffy
Though we don’t want to go on strike, we can’t stand by and watch the British car industry fall victim to offshoring, says Frank Duffy, the Unite the Union planet convener at GKN Automotive in Birmingham

Frank Duffy

20, Sep, 2021 @8:30 AM

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