by Staff Writers
London (AFP) June 14, 2012
The number of cars built in British factories rocketed more than 42 percent in May compared with 12 months earlier, when Japan's tsunami disaster hit exports of auto parts, industry data showed Thursday.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said 141,146 cars were made in May, the month's highest output for eight years.
"Car manufacturing in May hit the highest level of output since 2004 posting 42.2 percent growth, a sizable recovery against volumes hampered by last year's Japanese tsunami," SMMT chief executive Paul Everitt said in a statement.
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Composites could lead to greener cars
Laussane, Switzerland (UPI) Jun 13, 2012
Swiss researchers say new techniques for creating composite structures will lead to lighter, greener cars that burn less fuel and emit less carbon dioxide. Scientists at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne said by 2013 the auto industry would see car bumpers, doors, and even entire frames made from composite materials. Before now composites laid down in fiber and resin h ... read more
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