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One of the most highly anticipated events in the UK automotive industry calendar, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders’ Annual Dinner, will celebrate its 100th anniversary on 29 November 2016.
SMMT has published Electric Vehicle (EV) registration figures for September 2016 and the year-to-date.
The new van market experienced a moderate 1.9% rise in September, with 59,857 vehicles registered, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
The UK new car market remained steady in September, rising 1.6%. 469,696 cars were registered, as buyers purchased the new 66-plate. The performance marks the highest September on record, while the total number of cars registered so far this year also grew to 2,150,495 units – up 2.6% compared with the same period last year. It is only the second time that the two million mark has been passed in September since 2004.1
Fleet registrations continued to drive growth, up 7.3%, while registrations to private motorists experienced a small decline, down -1.7% to 223,844 units in the month.