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The industry’s shift to electric continues to pick up pace

KPMG comment on June's SMMT car production data

KPMG comment on June's SMMT car production data

Richard Peberdy, UK Head of Automotive at KPMG, said:

“The industry’s shift to electric continues to pick up pace as manufacturers pull investments away from petrol and diesel production.

“Traditional carmakers revealed big production rises in electric models in half-yearly reporting, with many looking to stay ahead by acquiring electric vehicle tech start-ups, or partnering with others who have the much-needed capabilities. 

“Momentum will continue to build as models keep topping bestseller lists and as billions are invested in new factories and charging infrastructure, which in turn will provide a welcome confidence boost for the supply chain. But shortages of crucial parts and available labour risk stymying progress by suppressing output and extending waiting times for customers.”

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