David Bailey examines the potential impact of new ‘rules of origin’ requirements for Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) under the Brexit trade deal, arguing that tariffs on UK-EU BEV trade would be self-defeating when both the UK and the EU are trying to encourage a switch to electric vehicles in order to reach net zero.
Brexit tariffs could close UK car factories 04/08/2023
One of the world’s biggest carmakers has warned it may be forced to close its UK factories if the government can’t renegotiate part of the Brexit deal with the EU.
The long term future of a major vehicle plant and 1,500 jobs could be put in jeopardy if part of the Brexit treaty is not renegotiated, its plant director has warned.
New Brexit tariffs on electric car parts threaten the future of Vauxhall’s huge factory in Luton, the plant’s director has warned.
Britain and the EU are holding negotiations over the issue but Brussels is expected to maintain a hardline until the autumn.
From NHS staff shortages to export woes, the effects of the 2016 vote are still being felt.
Post-Brexit rules forcing European automakers to source more electric vehicle components from Britain or the EU could cost them up to 4.3 billion euros ($4.7 billion) in tariffs and hit output, a leading industry body said on Tuesday.
Maroš Šefčovič says he does not want to put existing deal ‘in the shredder’. / The EU’s Brexit chief has ruled out renegotiating Britain’s trade deal until 2026, dashing hopes it could be improved and prevent businesses fleeing the UK.
Vauxhall-maker warns Brexit may close its Luton plant as it marks production of 1.5million Vivaro vans 01/06/2023
Car maker, Stellantis, has warned that Brexit trade renegotiations may be needed for its Luton plant to survive.
Ministers were warned of the dangers of the EU trade deadline two years ago. Now, up to 200,000 jobs and £11bn worth of UK car exports could be in jeopardy.
Rishi Sunak is facing fresh demands to improve the UK’s Brexit deal with the EU.
Where are all those Brexit benefits? 20/05/2023
Project Fear has become Project Reality—just look at Britain’s car industry.
Stellantis car manufacturers has urged the UK government to revisit elements of its Brexit deal with Europe, fearing the integrity of the British car industry supply chain and the future of the nation’s car industry.
British car factories will be forced to close with the loss of thousands of jobs if the UK government does not renegotiate its Brexit deal immediately, automaker Stellantis has warned.
UK car industry is facing ‘existential crisis’ as argument over EV Brexit deal rumbles on 19/05/2023
Expert warns of ‘existential crisis for UK car industry. / Government insists EV problems ‘can be resolved within’ Brexit deal. / From next year, 45 per cent of an EV’s value should originate in the UK or EU to qualify for tariff-free trade.
Stellantis, which also owns Citroen, Peugeot and Fiat and employs more than 5,000 people in the UK, says its UK investments were in the balance due to terms of Brexit trade deal.
Officials have been accused of been "asleep at the wheel" as looming new rules covering electric vehicles approach.
Rishi Sunak’s government is understood to be lobbying the EU to delay a change in manufacturing rules in the Brexit trade deal after Vauxhall’s parent company warned it could shut its UK factories.
Jaguar Land Rover joins Vauxhall maker Stellantis in criticising Brexit deal, piling pressure on Government 17/05/2023
The current Brexit deal is “unrealistic and counterproductive” for electric car manufacturing and needs to be changed, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has warned.
Carmaking giant urges UK government to renegotiate rules to avoid expensive tariffs.
Stellantis says it can no longer meet trade rules on sourcing of parts in Britain or EU after rise in raw material costs
UK in talks with EU over softening Brexit trade rules after Vauxhall carmaker Stellantis warns of job losses 17/05/2023
Brussels unwilling to reopen the Brexit deal negotiated by Boris Johnson, but could consider ‘technical’ changes, i understands.
Rishi Sunak’s government is lobbying the EU to delay a change in manufacturing rules in the Brexit trade deal after the owner of Vauxhall warned it could shut its UK factories.
British car plants will close with the loss of thousands of jobs unless the Brexit deal is swiftly renegotiated, Stellantis has told the UK parliament, the latest in a series of warnings from the industry since the country left the European Union.
Sir Keir Starmer has told Sky News the UK needs a "better" Brexit deal and has said a government under his leadership would renegotiate with the EU.