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....Among the illustrations of the slowdown are Burberry’s planned trenchcoat factory in Leeds being put on hold and a 75% drop in investment in the car industry in the first half of this year. Nissan said it would continue production in the UK after receiving a promise of no tariffs or extra bureaucratic burdens on the sector. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Big UK firms face 2018 slowdown amid Brexit uncertainty, study finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 10:24:55 AM
....Among the illustrations of the slowdown are Burberry’s planned trenchcoat factory in Leeds being put on hold and a 75% drop in investment in the car industry in the first half of this year. Nissan said it would continue production in the UK after receiving a promise of no tariffs or extra bureaucratic burdens on the sector. ...
Danny Glover and Bernie Sanders seek France's help after Nissan union vote image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of August 2017 02:22:17 PM
. The actor Danny Glover and Senator Bernie Sanders are preparing to lobby the French government for help in the heated attempt to unionize a Nissan car plant in Mississippi. ...
Want to insure a learner driver? Here’s what you need to know image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of August 2017 06:00:37 AM
.... That means they might need someone to drive them home. So what happened in our price test? We sought quotes from several companies for a 17-year-old living in Walthamstow, north-east London, who intends to drive her parents’ car, a three-year-old Nissan Note. ...
The rise of electric cars could leave us with a big battery waste problem image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 08:15:27 AM
....”. Francisco Carranza, energy services MD at Nissan, says the fundamental problem is that while the cost of fully recycling a battery is falling toward €1 per kilo, the value of the raw materials that can be reclaimed is only a third of that. ...
UK car industry facing an 'utterly demoralising' Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of August 2017 04:01:06 PM
....He said investments could be curtailed and the industry – which was overwhelmingly in favour of remaining – was also facing a multi-million pound bill for planning for the consequences of Brexit. Before the referendum a survey of the SMMT’s 700 members, which include manufacturers such as Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan and Toyota as well as small and medium sized supply chain companies, found that 80% wanted Britain to stay in the EU, with only 10% backing leave. ...
Brexit uncertainty blamed as UK car sales fall for fourth month image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of August 2017 10:06:43 AM
....The National Franchised Dealers Association said the government would need to invest more in electric vehicle infrastructure, such as car charging points, to meet growth in the alternative fuel market. The top three bestsellers in July were the Ford Focus, Volkswagen Golf, and Nissan Qashqai. ...
Nissan dispute could go down as most vicious anti-union crusade in decades | Bernie Sanders image
....”. This week, thousands of courageous workers at a Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi, are doing just that. ...
Petrol and diesel ban: Can we afford the electric car revolution? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . Base models of the Nissan Leaf, the most popular electric car, cost from £26,180. ...
Nissan attacked for one of 'nastiest anti-union campaigns' in modern US history image
. Days before a potentially historic union vote at the Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi, the car company has been accused of running one of the “nastiest anti-union campaigns in the modern history of the American labour movement”. ...
Carmakers’ electric dreams depend on supplies of rare minerals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of July 2017 03:00:00 PM
.... In June, the US Naval Research Laboratory signed a commercial licensing agreement with California-based EnZinc. This firm was co-founded by Michael Burz, who worked previously on the design of the Tomahawk cruise missile as well as for Nissan. ...
Carmakers say fossil-fuel vehicle ban will dent industry and stall sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of July 2017 03:15:14 PM
.... “We see electric powertrains as the future for our industry,” a spokesman said. Nissan said it welcomed the move by ministers. ...
Household batteries will be key to UK's new energy strategy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of July 2017 01:16:43 PM
....”. Nissan, which makes the batteries for its leaf electric car in Sunderland, said the government plans, combined with having more cars plugged into the grid, would have “a fundamental impact on the shift from fossil fuels to renewables”. ...
Mississippi Nissan workers hope for historic win in 14-year fight to unionize image
....”. Figgers is attending a meeting of 100 Nissan workers at a church preparing for the last push ahead of a historic union election for 4,000 Nissan workers set to take place on 2-3 August in Canton, Mississippi. ...
Irish business seeks €1bn in EU aid to protect firms hit by Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of July 2017 05:40:20 PM
....Danny McCoy, chief executive of Ibec, said the money would protect trade between Ireland and the UK, which could become a more serious competitor on the foreign investment front as it would be free to offer state aid and other incentives once outside the EU. Ibec’s call comes as experts working on the technical challenges of achieving a “frictionless border” between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland say that a “Nissan-type” state deal for cross-border agri-food businesses may be also be needed. ...
Is a car maker about to save the planet? | Zoe Williams image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of July 2017 05:00:05 AM
.... Volvo will shunt progress forward worldwide on genuinely high-speed charging points, as well as battery production and research and development into battery storage. Perhaps the greater impact still will be on other car manufacturers: those which have an electric vehicle (EV) model – such as Nissan with its Leaf, BMW with the quirky i3, Hyundai and the delightful Ioniq – will look altogether less weird. ...
One by one, Brexit’s ‘salvations’ are seen to be illusory | Nick Cohen image
.... The government has cut their numbers and put them through a time-wasting and pointless reorganisation. The result is plain to see: the civil service is no longer a Rolls-Royce but a battered Nissan Micra with a neurotically nervous driver. ...
Electric car revolution: calculating the cost of green motoring image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 8th of July 2017 08:00:03 AM
....Today there are around 4,000 publicly accessible locations with 13,000 plug sockets. Of the 13,000, a fifth are so-called rapid charging connections that will top up a Nissan Leaf, the UK’s best-selling pure electric car, in half an hour. ...
UK to fund research into letting electric cars return power to grid image
....”. The Japanese car-maker Nissan and Italian energy company Enel last year launched the UK’s first large-scale trial of the technology, involving 100 electric cars, and there are several smaller pilot projects being run by universities. ...
France to ban sales of petrol and diesel cars by 2040 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 01:20:06 PM
....1% of new cars sold in France. French-Japanese carmaker Renault-Nissan has been an enthusiastic early advocate for the vehicles, taking 14. ...
Volvo signals carmakers' growing confidence in an electric future image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 05:31:24 PM
.... Bloomberg predicts 41m electric car sales a year in 2040, while BP this year revised its prediction upwards by 43m to a total of 100m on the roads by 2035. Renault-Nissan has arguably led the way in 100% electric cars so far, with 350,000 sold in total. ...
All Volvo cars to be electric or hybrid from 2019 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 09:25:25 AM
....The pricing of those models suggests drivers will pay a premium for future Volvo cars – the basic plug-in hybrid version of its XC90 SUV crossover costs £61,650, £13,250 more than the basic diesel edition. Several of the major carmakers, including Renault-Nissan, BMW and VW, have declared ambitious plans for electric cars, supported with grants by governments, which see them as a key way of tackling air pollution and climate change. ...
Latest diesel car models remain highly polluting, tests show image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of June 2017 10:33:14 AM
....The government has indicated that any charging plans would exempt cars meeting the latest Euro 6 standard. But while some new Euro 6 diesel cars, for example the BMW 5 Series, meet the official limit when on the road, others pump out far more pollution, with the Nissan Qashqai, for example, emitting 18 times the official limit. ...
Should you join the charge and buy an electric car? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of June 2017 06:00:30 AM
.... However, a drop in leasing costs, plus much lower running costs, have made the financial package much more attractive. The popular Nissan Leaf, with a large 30kWh battery, can now be leased for about £240 a month with a deposit of £2,000. ...
Street wars 2035: can cyclists and driverless cars ever co-exist? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of June 2017 06:00:19 AM
.... Poor weather makes detection even less accurate. Former Renault-Nissan chief executive Carlos Ghosn described cyclists as “one of the biggest problems for driverless cars” last year. ...
Are cheap car loans the vehicle taking us to the next financial crash? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of June 2017 03:00:29 PM
....”. A mystery shopping exercise by the Observer found that Lings Cars, made famous by an appearance on Dragon’s Den and one of the biggest providers of personal lease plans, will offer a pre-registered Nissan Juke 1. ...
UK car production falls at fastest rate in more than two​-​and​-​a​-​half years image
....”. The biggest manufacturers in the UK include Japan’s Nissan in Sunderland, Indian-owned Jaguar Land Rover in the West Midlands and north-west, and German-owned Mini in Oxford. ...
'Nothing we could do' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 11:00:17 PM
.... Now almost every single carmaker in the world is present in Mexico," Mr Heath says. It is not just Nafta that has attracted companies such as BMW, Nissan and General Motors. ...
Ford names Jim Hackett as new CEO in push to build self-driving cars image
....While Ford’s management shake-up might suggest it is lagging behind, a study by Navigant Research recently put the company top of the pile among firms working on the technology. Despite the high-profile nature of efforts by technology firms, the study’s top six rated firms were traditional carmakers, with Ford followed by General Motors, Renault-Nissan and Daimler. ...
Cyber Attacks: Criminals could use attacks to disable key buildings, experts warn image
. The warning comes in the wake of the WannaCry ransomware attack last week that brought the NHS to a standstill and infected the systems of Nissan, O2 owner Telefonica, FedEx and others. ...
Microsoft warns ransomware cyber-attack is a wake-up call image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 10:14:59 PM
....Australian officials said so far only three small-to-medium sized businesses had reported being locked out of their systems while New Zealand's ministry of business said a small number of unconfirmed incidents were being investigated. In Japan, both Nissan and Hitachi reported some units had been affected, while in China energy giant PetroChina said that at some petrol stations customers had been unable to use its payment system. ...
Nissan's Sunderland plant hit by cyber-attack image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 13th of May 2017 01:25:59 PM
. Car firm Nissan's Sunderland plant has been hit by the worldwide ransomware attack with production affected. ...
Just do it: the experience economy and how we turned our backs on ‘stuff’ image
....We are also less likely to compare experiential purchases than we are products, in a way that means we are all happy with what we buy, regardless of what we can afford. “So if you have a Nissan and your neighbour has a Porsche, there’s no doubt who has the better car, and if you ask the Nissan driver to swap, they will,” Wallman says. ...
Nissan reports jump in annual profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 07:55:47 AM
. Nissan has seen annual profits jump 27%, boosted by better sales in China, the US and Europe. ...
Nissan launches British-made home battery to rival Tesla's Powerwall image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 09:00:05 AM
....Batteries that have powered electric cars around the UK will get a second life providing energy storage for households, with the launch this week of a British-made home battery to rival the one made by Elon Musk’s Tesla. The cells will be made by the Japanese car-maker Nissan in Sunderland, where its popular Leaf electric car is built, and sold in partnership with the US power firm Eaton. ...
UK car production hits 17-year high as industry issues Brexit warning image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 06:32:19 AM
....92m set in 1972. The biggest manufacturers in the UK include Japan’s Nissan in Sunderland, Indian-owned Jaguar Land Rover in the West Midlands and north-west, and German-owned Mini in Oxford. ...
TfL to spend £18m on preparing London for new electric black cabs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 04:24:18 PM
....An initial 75 fast chargers are due to be operational by the end of the year. While some of the sites will be exclusively for black cabs, the network will also be open to the increasing number of owners of Teslas, Nissan Leafs and electric BMWs in London. ...
Ford sees a future in UK after Brexit, says CEO Mark Fields image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 8th of April 2017 08:56:57 AM
.... . Nissan announced it would build the new Qashqai and the X-Trail SUV at its Sunderland plant following government "support and assurances" after the Brexit vote. ...
What businesses want from the talks image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 11:01:52 PM
.... They were the export of cars and lorries, and the financial services sector. Ministers have also had to give "support and assurances" for Nissan's plant in Sunderland, intervene in Peugeot's takeover of Vauxhall, and face repeated questions from the industry about post-Brexit tariffs. ...
No EU trade deal is better than a bad deal? Don’t bet on it, Theresa May | Jonathan Portes image
.... But much worse than that would be the disruption to integrated pan-European supply chains. Parts used in Nissan’s Sunderland plant, for example, come from all over the EU. ...
Hard Brexit 'could increase cost of making a car in UK by £2,400' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 06:34:46 PM
....”. Toyota last week announced it was investing £240m into upgrading its car plant in Derbyshire while Nissan has committed to expanding its Sunderland factory, the biggest in the UK. ...
Netflix and Tesla overrated? Yes, in this mad, mad world image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 07:01:32 AM
....Meanwhile, Tesla has electrified investors, soaring from $35 five years ago to $265 today, giving it a total market worth of $42bn. Yet its total car production last year was just one-fifth of the number that rolled out of just one Nissan factory in Sunderland. ...
Toyota invests £240m in Derbyshire plant – but warns over Brexit tariffs image
.... On average just 41% of the parts in a car assembled in the UK are made in this country, meaning leaving the single market could add time and cost to production. However, since the referendum last June Nissan has committed to expanding its factory in Sunderland while Jaguar Land Rover has also pressed ahead with investments in its factories. ...
Vote of confidence image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 10:17:03 AM
....So why has Toyota decided to make this investment? What kind of guarantees has the government given the Japanese carmaker? . And has Toyota received the same sort of assurances that persuaded Nissan to commit to building new models in Sunderland?. ...
Toyota to invest £240m in UK plant at Burnaston image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 09:39:48 AM
.... . Last year, rival carmaker Nissan said it would build both the new Qashqai and the X-Trail SUV at its Sunderland plant following government "support and assurances". ...
Intel buys driverless car technology firm Mobileye image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 12:09:06 PM
....Technology companies are racing to launch driverless cars. Earlier this month, Nissan test drove a converted Leaf vehicle and said it hoped to make the cars available by 2020. ...
Brexit and Bochum haunt Vauxhall in the new battle for Ellesmere Port image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 04:00:38 PM
.... “For the future of those employees and for customers in the UK, a zero-tariff environment is really, really important,” Farley said. Britain’s car industry is dominated by continental (Volkswagen and BMW), American (Ford and GM) and Japanese (Nissan and Toyota) manufacturing groups whose main export market is the EU. ...
SNP demands to see UK government's Brexit 'promises' to Nissan image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 12:57:04 AM
. The SNP has demanded the UK government releases its correspondence with the car manufacturer Nissan to show what assurances were made ahead of Brexit. ...
Theresa May must give Vauxhall assurances over Brexit, says Labour image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 08:03:56 PM
.... There are potential concerns about the future of a UK-based partnership between Vauxhall and Renault, which is a major rival of PSA, to make vans in Luton. Speaking in the House of Commons, Rebecca Long-Bailey, the shadow business secretary, called for PSA to be given the same assurances as Nissan – owner of Britain’s largest car plant in Sunderland - that Brexit would not be allowed to affect its carmaking operations. ...
Peugeot sale is an 'opportunity', says Clark. An opportunity for pigs to fly | John Crace image
....“Can the minister say whether the 40,000 jobs will be guaranteed beyond the existing contracts?” she asked in an urgent question, her tone measured and efficient. And could he also tell the house what other corporate takeovers might be on the cards and whether the government had offered Peugeot any other post-Brexit assurances as it had to Nissan?. ...
Car deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 12:49:19 PM
.... . And while Prime Minister Theresa May intervened to ensure that Nissan will build new Qashqai and X-trail models at its plant in Sunderland, Koji Tsuruoka, Japan's ambassador in London, has warned that car companies could leave if post-Brexit tariffs hit profitability. ...
Peugeot-Citroën chief vows to save jobs in Vauxhall/Opel takeover image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 12:35:46 PM
....Tavares stressed that he had not closed a single factory since he took over at PSA in 2014. The carmaker, which came close to bankruptcy and was bailed out by the French government and Chinese investors, shut a French factory just before the former Nissan executive took the helm. ...
Peugeot owner PSA close to deal to buy Vauxhall and Opel image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 07:26:55 AM
.... Clark told MPs in the House of Commons last month the government would “do everything we can” to protect Vauxhall. Clark’s comments raised the prospect of the government offering sweeteners to PSA in an attempt to secure the future of the Ellesmere Port and Luton plants, similar to how Nissan was offered reassurances before pumping new investment into its Sunderland plant. ...
Peugeot 'set to unveil deal to buy GM's Opel on Monday' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 11:26:34 PM
....PSA would become Europe's second-largest carmaker, behind VW, with a 16% share of the European market. Renault-Nissan is currently Europe's second biggest carmaker. ...
A Mini part's incredible journey shows how Brexit will hit the UK car industry image
.... “You could look to bring components into the UK to manufacture, so it could have a positive impact. But the challenge is if you are exporting 80% of the vehicles – like Nissan are or Vauxhall are from Ellesmere Port – you have to question the benefits of that if there will be tariffs on exports. ...
'You weren’t scared?': Nissan takes us for a ride in the Leaf driverless car image
....A self-driving car has had its first trials on major London roads, proving the technology works – or it does with an attentive driver behind the wheel to slam on the brakes. Guided by five radars, four lasers and 12 cameras, a converted electric Nissan Leaf has been following a carefully mapped route around Beckton, in east London, driving itself along the A13 dual carriageway, around urban streets and navigating roundabouts – a particular challenge for the Japanese manufacturer. ...
Ford Bridgend: Welsh secretary 'optimistic' over future image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 06:05:24 AM
....". He said Nissan's investment in Sunderland since the referendum would boost Wales component companies while he also wanted to help secure jobs at Toyota's engine plant on Deeside, Flintshire. ...
Jaguar Land Rover pledges 'heart and soul' to UK as new model debuts in Solihull image
....The UK car industry backed the remain campaign in last year’s EU referendum, and has since warned that British manufacturing is at risk of “death by a thousand cuts” if companies choose to invest in other countries after the Brexit vote. Japanese carmaker Nissan announced in October it would go ahead and build the next Qashqai and X-Trail models at its Sunderland factory. ...
Ford forecasts 1,160 Bridgend job cuts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 08:37:23 AM
....But he added: "I do believe in order to avert the crisis, we need to have a more meaningful engagement from the UK government. "What's good for Nissan is surely good for Ford. ...
Brexit means taxpayers need to support supply chain, says Nissan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 05:56:52 PM
. Nissan has called on the government to provide investment to help rebuild the UK’s car parts business so it can replace components that come from overseas after the country leaves the EU. ...
George Osborne warns against leaving EU without trade deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 03:18:11 PM
....No 10 also said Brexit Secretary David Davis had told cabinet on Tuesday that the UK must prepare itself for the "unlikely scenario" this could not be achieved. In another development, a senior Nissan executive has told MPs the car maker may "adjust" its business in the UK dependent on the outcome of Brexit. ...
BMW considers making electric Mini outside UK due to Brexit worries image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 06:21:12 PM
....The doubts about where the electric Mini will be built is one of a number of issues threatening to derail the revival of Britain’s car industry. The government persuaded Nissan to commit more investment for its plant in Sunderland but there are fears that jobs could be lost at Vauxhall’s factories in Ellesmere Port and Luton if PSA Group, the owner of Peugeot, completes a deal to buy General Motors’ European business, which includes Vauxhall and Opel. ...
Chris Grayling tells Japan: some of our trains are superior to yours image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 05:03:58 PM
.... He said: “Everyone I talked to stressed the importance of the Anglo-Japanese business relationship. This is the perfect opportunity to start pushing for not just inward investment, like Nissan’s car manufacturing plant in Sunderland, but by selling our products to the Japanese. ...
Vauxhall pensions 'won't be hit by PSA Group deal' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 12:40:52 PM
....Unions in Germany and the UK have been concerned that a takeover of Opel and Vauxhall could lead to job losses. Should the PSA deal go ahead, GM would leave the UK and Europe, while PSA Group would become Europe's second-largest carmaker - behind VW - supplanting Renault-Nissan. ...
Vauxhall production guaranteed until at least end of decade, PSA tells union image
....Carlos Tavares has been on a charm offensive with politicians and unions in the UK and Germany, trying to soothe fears over factory closures and job losses if the takeover goes ahead. A day after he talked about “speedy” cost savings from the deal, the former Nissan executive headed to London for talks with the UK business minister, Greg Clark, who described the meeting as constructive and reassuring. ...
How ignoring a ‘scam’ penalty notice cost us £300 in fees image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 07:00:25 AM
.... The bailiffs said the car in question was a Vauxhall. We own a Nissan Nivara. ...
Carlos Ghosn refocuses Nissan role image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 01:33:29 AM
. Carlos Ghosn is relinquishing his role as chief executive of Nissan, but will remain chairman of the Japanese car maker. ...
Fears grow for Vauxhall jobs as government vows to do all it can image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 07:31:35 PM
....”. The business secretary’s comments are the latest attempt by the government to show it is behind the automotive industry, after Nissan, which owns Britain’s largest car plant in Sunderland, received assurances that its UK operations would not lose out from the impact of Brexit. ...
Five minute guide to the rising cost of car maintenance image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 19th of February 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... Smaller-engined cars can, for example, also cut your vehicle excise duty, while gas guzzlers are charged more. The rules change from April, but pure electric cars such as the Nissan Leaf, BMW i3 and Renault Zoe will continue to pay no car tax at all. ...
Vauxhall's workforce highly valued, minister told by potential French buyer image
....McCluskey said the UK government should demand that it took part in any future talks with the French and German governments and PSA and GM. Earlier this week, he said Vauxhall’s UK plants must be offered the same government assurances as Nissan, adding: “It does seem as if Brexit is a factor in this decision as GM does rely heavily on its links throughout the EU supply chain. ...
Unite leader warns GM his union will not accept any Vauxhall job losses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of February 2017 02:13:22 PM
.... She said it was unacceptable that PSA and Opel had not consulted German government officials, unions or the Opel works council before pushing ahead with talks. McCluskey repeated his call for the government to extend the backing it has offered to Nissan, to ensure it maintains its UK car production when the UK leaves the EU, to the rest of Britain’s car industry. ...
General Motors looks to sell loss-making Vauxhall and Opel image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 01:42:44 PM
UK electric vehicle boom drives new car sales to 12-year high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of February 2017 09:42:11 AM
....9% on last year, to reach the highest monthly level since 2005, the trade body said. Alternative fuel vehicles, mainly electric cars, such as the Nissan Leaf, increased by a fifth to reach a record 4. ...
Train ticket pricing due for overhaul; plus, Nissan owners driven to anger image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 03:18:38 PM
....UK house price growth has hit 14-month low, says Nationwide. Nissan Qashqai owners driven to distraction by engine failures. ...
EU main export market for most UK cities, says thinktank image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 30th of January 2017 07:01:46 AM
....The thinktank also urges the government to seek trade agreements covering as many sectors as possible, rather than prioritising deals for high-profile industries based in a small number of places. It notes that some places like Sunderland, where carmaker Nissan is based, are heavily reliant on a specific industry but they form the minority of cities – a total of seven. ...
This belated Tory conversion to industrial strategy is tragic image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 06:59:17 AM
....”. Another, connected, achievement was the way that government persuaded Nissan and other Japanese companies to make the UK the base for their European operations – entirely because we were members of the EU. ...
Nissan Qashqai owners driven mad by engine failures image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 28th of January 2017 07:00:48 AM
. When Ana Keogh spent £28,000 on a brand new Nissan Qashqai in 2015, the last thing she expected was to have the engine rebuilt three times in 18 months with her car off the road for weeks on end. ...
Car firms tell May post-Brexit tariffs are 'red line' issue that threatens jobs image
....Hawes said there was evidence that carmakers were delaying investment in the UK due to the uncertainty around Brexit. Although Nissan announced in October that it would expand its plant in Sunderland, the SMMT found that the amount of investment committed to Britain by carmakers fell by more than one-third in 2016 on the year before, from £2. ...

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