The emergence of the Midland Engine

Coventry and Warwickshire have long being synonymous with manufacturing, particularly the car industry: it was in Coventry that the first British motor car rolled out of the Daimler factory in 1897 and the city has never looked back.

Manufacturing being driven by consumer demand?

There is no doubt that electric vehicles (EVs) are high on the agenda for the UK Government. As far back as 2010 it highlighted the potential business opportunities created by the increase in demand for EVs, as well as the benefits provided by a reduction in the reliance on oil and, of course, the positive environmental benefits of reduced carbon emissions.

Powering on: Energy resilience in UK manufacturing

Energy efficiency and resilience of supply are becoming increasingly critical issues to the UK manufacturing sector. Energy prices and reliability of supply are manufacturers’ key concerns and are rated as more pressing issues than environmental factors in addressing this ‘energy trilemma’.

Toyota’s £240m investment into Burnaston factory

Despite concerns from major vehicle manufacturers about the implications Brexit will have on the future of the automotive industry in the UK, a £240m investment from Toyota for a factory in Burnaston, Derbyshire, shows that manufacturing in the Midlands is still going strong.

What’s the public’s perception of autonomous vehicles?

There’s no denying the autonomous future for the car industry. With the added screen time while your car drives itself, businesses view self-driving cars as a marketing opportunity. Partnerships to bring these advertising opportunities to light are being formed between software companies and car manufacturers. But while the people delivering the future to your doorstep are happy, how are the consumers feeling?
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