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Wrightbus has contributed more than £1.5 billion to the UK economy

    Wrightbus has contributed more than £1.5 billion to the UK economy

The rebirth of Northern Ireland bus-maker Wrightbus has contributed more than £1.5 billion to the UK economy thanks to its support for home-grown suppliers and a UK workforce. Wrightbus has

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Sonatus expands into Ireland

    Sonatus expands into Ireland

Sonatus, a leading automotive software company accelerating the transition to software-defined vehicles (SDVs), has opened an R&D and engineering center in Dublin to expand its engineering and business capabilities. With

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Wrightbus secures new deal to deliver zero-emission buses to London

    Wrightbus secures new deal to deliver zero-emission buses to London

Bus operator Stagecoach has ordered another 16 state-of-the-art zero-emission vehicles from Northern Ireland-based manufacturer Wrightbus for London. The battery electric double deck buses will be rolled out across London and

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CILT Mobility & Supply Chain Summit takes place on 27th February 2024

    CILT Mobility & Supply Chain Summit takes place on 27th February 2024

This year, during Logistics & Supply Chain Skills Week as supported by the Department of Transport the CILT Mobility & Supply Chain Summit will take place on Tuesday, 27th February

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Pathway for zero emission vehicle transition by 2035 becomes law in the UK

    Pathway for zero emission vehicle transition by 2035 becomes law in the UK

The UK now has the most ambitious regulatory framework for the switch to electric vehicles of any country in the world, thanks to new laws which commenced on 3 January

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Wrightbus secures new deals to deliver even more zero-emission buses to London

    Wrightbus secures new deals to deliver even more zero-emission buses to London

More zero-emission buses will be hitting the streets of London after pioneering bus manufacturer Wrightbus secured further orders with transport operator Abellio. Abellio, part of the Transport UK Group, has

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Denroy achieves approved supplier status with Boeing

    Denroy achieves approved supplier status with Boeing

Bangor firm Denroy has achieved injection molding qualification for Boeing, becoming the first company in the UK to achieve this status, and has the capability to supply thermoplastic components to

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JLR accelerates electrification with new £250 million state-of-the-art electric vehicle test facility

    JLR accelerates electrification with new £250 million state-of-the-art electric vehicle test facility

JLR has unveil its new Future Energy Lab, a £250 million state of the art electric vehicle (EV) test facility, as it prepares to launch nine pure electric luxury models

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Sterling Engineering establishes a base in Galway

    Sterling Engineering establishes a base in Galway

Sterling Engineering, a provider of outsourced engineering services for manufacturing companies across medical technologies, life science, automotive, food and beverage industries has announced that it plans to create 50 jobs

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BMW to invest £600 million in all-electric MINI production in the UK

    BMW to invest £600 million in all-electric MINI production in the UK

BMW Group has announced a new investment of more than £600 million in the MINI factories at Oxford and Swindon in England. “With this new investment we will develop the

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Wrightbus creating hundreds of new jobs as it targets further growth in green transport

    Wrightbus creating hundreds of new jobs as it targets further growth in green transport

Northern Ireland-based Wrightbus is expanding its workforce as part of the company’s  continued growth as a market leader in clean vehicles. The company behind the world’s first hydrogen and world’s most

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Allied Vehicles gears up to build sustainable accessible vehicles with Scottish Enterprise support

    Allied Vehicles gears up to build sustainable accessible vehicles with Scottish Enterprise support

Glasgow-based Allied Vehicles Group has secured a grant of £1.3 million from Scottish Enterprise towards a total £3.9 million project by the company to drive forward a new vehicle conversion

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Tata Group to establish a battery gigafactory in the UK with investment of over £4 billion

    Tata Group to establish a battery gigafactory in the UK with investment of over £4 billion

Tata Sons will build a 40GW battery cell gigafactory in the United Kingdom. The investment, of over £4 billion, will deliver electric mobility and renewable energy storage solutions for customers

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UK auto manufacturers cut CO2 while delivering record EV numbers

    UK auto manufacturers cut CO2 while delivering record EV numbers

UK automotive manufacturers have shrunk the carbon footprint of production to its lowest level on record, reducing emissions per vehicle made last year by -2.8% – while at the same

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£77 million funding for new zero-emission vehicle projects

    £77 million funding for new zero-emission vehicle projects

The HYER POWER project, to develop a hydrogen fuel-cell range extender for specialist electric vehicles in demanding roles like fire engines and ambulances, is just one of seven pieces of

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Alexander Dennis to increase zero-emission manufacturing capability

    Alexander Dennis to increase zero-emission manufacturing capability

Scotland-based Alexander Dennis, which is a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. and one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, has announced plans to expand its Larbert head office

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Wrightbus to build 117 zero-emission buses for First Bus

    Wrightbus to build 117 zero-emission buses for First Bus

Leading bus manufacturer Wrightbus has secured a major order to supply 117 zero-emission buses across England thanks to a £25.3 million investment from the UK Government. The new buses will be

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Wrightbus plans green hydrogen production facility in Northern Ireland

    Wrightbus plans green hydrogen production facility in Northern Ireland

Plans have been unveiled for an innovative multi-million pound green hydrogen production facility at the Ballymena headquarters of globally renowned sustainable bus manufacturer Wrightbus. Subject to planning approval, the new

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Ford to cut 1,300 jobs in the UK

    Ford to cut 1,300 jobs in the UK

Ford in Europe has announced it is taking the next steps in the transformation of its business, responding to rapidly changing market conditions and a growing field of electric vehicle

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New CEO of SMMT Industry Forum

    New CEO of SMMT Industry Forum

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has announced the appointment of Ashley Fernihough as the new Chief Executive Officer of SMMT Industry Forum, the automotive industry’s competitiveness improvement

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Delivering the future of battery technology

    Delivering the future of battery technology

Projects exploring battery recycling, digital twins, new battery materials, and new manufacturing techniques receive funding from the Faraday Battery Challenge. From digital twins to improving battery recycling and next generation

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UK car production down in 2022 but electric vehicle output surges to new record

    UK car production down in 2022 but electric vehicle output surges to new record

UK car production declined -9.8% in 2022 to 775,014 units, according to the latest figures issued by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). December rounded off a volatile

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Hyperbat’s EV battery expertise wins Lotus Evija contract

    Hyperbat’s EV battery expertise wins Lotus Evija contract

One of the UK’s leading manufacturers of high-performance electric vehicle battery packs has sealed a multi-million-pound contract to supply batteries to Lotus for its new all-electric Evija, the world’s most

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Chip crisis subdues UK new car market but EVs now second only to petrol

    Chip crisis subdues UK new car market but EVs now second only to petrol

The UK new car market recorded its fifth consecutive month of growth in December, with an 18.3% increase to reach

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Ford to increase investment at Halewood plant to scale up electric vehicle portfolio

    Ford to increase investment at Halewood plant to scale up electric vehicle portfolio

Building on its commitment to grow an all-electric vehicle range, Ford has invested a further £125 million in its Halewood

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UK CV production up for 10th straight month in October

    UK CV production up for 10th straight month in October

UK commercial vehicle (CV) production grew by 10.7% in October, with 8,740 vans, buses, trucks, coaches and taxis rolling off

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Wayland Additive sells Calibur3 system to the RAF

    Wayland Additive sells Calibur3 system to the RAF

Wayland Additive, developer of the Calibur3 metal additive manufacturing (AM) system, has announced the sale and installation of its technology at

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Powering the UK’s battery industry

    Powering the UK’s battery industry

New funding has been announced for the Faraday Battery Challenge. The additional £211 million in funding allows the challenge to

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AMTE Power agrees production contract with the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre for its Ultra High Power cells

    AMTE Power agrees production contract with the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre for its Ultra High Power cells

AMTE Power, the developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion and sodium-ion battery cells for specialist markets, has signed a contract to

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West Midlands Gigafactory appoints leading electric vehicle and battery industry expert

    West Midlands Gigafactory appoints leading electric vehicle and battery industry expert

West Midlands Gigafactory joint venture has appointed battery industry technology expert Richard Moore (pictured) to spearhead its strategy and global

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£25 million awarded to scope scale-up of electric vehicle technology

    £25 million awarded to scope scale-up of electric vehicle technology

The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has announced winners sharing around £25 million of government funding to assess if projects are ready

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Britishvolt announces management changes as CEO steps down

    Britishvolt announces management changes as CEO steps down

Battery technology pioneer Britishvolt has announced a transition within its management team, aligned to the company’s growth plans and 2050

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Loop Energy grows European footprint with UK expansion

    Loop Energy grows European footprint with UK expansion

Loop Energy, a designer and manufacturer of hydrogen fuel cells for commercial mobility, will extend its presence in Europe by

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Carey Cleaning Machines Bring Game Changing Robotic Innovation to Ireland

    Carey Cleaning Machines Bring Game Changing Robotic Innovation to Ireland

County Antrim business Carey Cleaning Machines has unveiled game changing robotic innovation at an event which they hosted at their

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Britishvolt confirms UK Government funding boost for its £3.8 billion battery cell gigaplant

    Britishvolt confirms UK Government funding boost for its £3.8 billion battery cell gigaplant

Battery technology pioneer Britishvolt has confirmed that it is to receive funding from the UK Government through its Automotive Transformation

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AMTE Power selects Dundee as preferred site for battery cell factory in boost for Scottish net zero jobs

    AMTE Power selects Dundee as preferred site for battery cell factory in boost for Scottish net zero jobs

AMTE Power, a leading battery cell manufacturer, has selected Dundee as the preferred site for its first MegaFactory in a

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Cambridge spin-out Nyobolt raises £50 million to lead the future of sustainable energy storage

    Cambridge spin-out Nyobolt raises £50 million to lead the future of sustainable energy storage

Nyobolt, the pioneer of end-to-end fast-charging battery systems, has secured £50 million funding which will enable the company to enter

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UK automotive manufacturing carbon footprint falls to lowest ever level

    UK automotive manufacturing carbon footprint falls to lowest ever level

The UK automotive industry’s production carbon footprint fell by -11.2% in 2021 compared with the previous year to reach its

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Johnson Matthey announces new £80 million hydrogen gigafactory to accelerate the transition to a decarbonised transport economy

    Johnson Matthey announces new £80 million hydrogen gigafactory to accelerate the transition to a decarbonised transport economy

Johnson Matthey (JM), a global leader in sustainable technologies, has announced that it is building a £80 million gigafactory at

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Urgent action needed as UK Auto faces £90 million energy cost hike

    Urgent action needed as UK Auto faces £90 million energy cost hike

British automotive manufacturers are calling for urgent action on spiralling costs as new analysis from the Society of Motor Manufacturers

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Revealed – The top Brits steering the global car business through troubled waters

    Revealed – The top Brits steering the global car business through troubled waters

British business talent is playing an outsize role in helping the global automotive industry navigate the toughest challenges in living

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Rockwell Automation Technologies To Power New EV Plant in UK

    Rockwell Automation Technologies To Power New EV Plant in UK

REE Automotive, a manufacturer of rolling chassis for commercial electronic vehicles, plans to build a highly automated assembly plant in

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Another major export deal for Wrightbus

    Another major export deal for Wrightbus

Leading UK bus manufacturer Wrightbus has announced a second international zero-emission bus deal in a fortnight that will see it

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REE Automotive makes further progress towards commercial production in Coventry

    REE Automotive makes further progress towards commercial production in Coventry

REE Automotive, an automotive technology company and provider of electric vehicle (EV) platforms, has announced progress towards commercial production, having

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InoBat launches UK office as part of global expansion

    InoBat launches UK office as part of global expansion

InoBat has launched an office located at the University of Warwick Science Park’s Warwick Innovation Centre. The start-up company, headquartered

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