SMMT appoints Business Development Manager for Electric Vehicles

“The UK has a strong role to play in this growing global market and the coordinated industry approach which Catherine will focus on will help to strengthen the position of the UK automotive industry,” he continued. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Catherine Hutt as business development manager responsible for electric vehicles, effective 1 September 2009. Reflecting the increasing role of ultra-low carbon technology within the UK motor industry, the newly created position will further strengthen SMMT’s leadership in this emerging market.Catherine joins SMMT from Modec, the UK-based electric commercial vehicle manufacturer, bringing with her a deep understanding of electric vehicles and the issues affecting the sector. She will lead the development of SMMT’s activities in the field, managing the newly created Electric Vehicle Group to encourage high-level industry discussion and consensus views aimed at influencing political and public attitudes towards the new technology. Commenting, SMMT chief executive Paul Everitt said, “I am delighted that Catherine has joined SMMT, bringing valuable expertise in the all-important electric vehicle technology. For more information about SMMT’s Electric Vehicle Group, please contact [email protected] to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more