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New research shows 57% of van owners anxious about going electric over fears they won’t be able to find a charging point when they need it.
More than a third of all new van models now available with a plug, but only one in 20 buyers has switched to a battery powered van in 2022.
Industry calls for a national ‘van plan’ to accelerate electric van uptake and deliver ambitious government targets.


Demand for new buses and coaches grows 45.2% in Q1 2022, but remains -44.4% below pre-pandemic five year average.
Single deck bus registrations increase sharply, rising by 131.9%, with minibuses up 36.8% and double-deckers up 8.4%.
Industry looks to government for crucial infrastructure support and release of Bus Back Better funding to drive fleet renewal.

17 May 2022 #HGVs #Registrations #SMMT News

9,837 heavy goods vehicles registered in first three months of 2022, down -2.3%.
Demand for articulated trucks up 7.4% but rigid uptake falls -10.1%.
Supply chain challenges and parts shortages hold back market at -17.1% below pre-pandemic levels.

10 May 2022 #SMMT News #Used Car Sales

UK used car market grows 5.1% in Q1 2022 with 1,774,351 cars changing hands. Sales up in January (17.7%) and February (7.4%), but down in March (-6.8%). Market for used BEVs more than doubles, up 120.2% marking a record Q1

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