What does Brexit mean for UK automotive policy?
‘The ambition is for all cars to be effectively zero emission by 2040. Talking on behalf of the manufacturing side of the UK automotive industry, we need to get a grip and work around challenges to make this happen. This is what we will continue to work on, Brexit or not.’ Konstanze Scharring, Director of Policy, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
About the speaker
Konstanze, who first joined SMMT in 2000, has most recently been Head of Public Policy and Vehicle Legislation. Between 2002 and 2005, Konstanze was seconded to help set up the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) and as Deputy Director was instrumental in delivering the colour-coded CO2 label for new cars, which helps consumers make lower carbon choices.
Since her return to SMMT in 2005, Konstanze has led SMMT’s strategic engagement with policy makers and stakeholders at UK and EU level on all political, economic, technical, environmental and e-mobility issues on behalf of the automotive sector in the UK.
Her teams deliver on SMMT’s priorities to secure investment and export-led growth in vehicle manufacturing in the UK, to ensure that the UK takes a lead in the global shift to low and ultra-low carbon vehicles, and to attract young people into a career in automotive through initiatives like the current ‘See Inside Manufacturing’ campaign.