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Diesel registrations motor on during quiet May

06 June 2007 #Cars #Registrations #SMMT News

Diesel registrations motor on during quiet May


* Total year-to-date registrations up 2.2 per cent to 1,044,436 units

* Year-to-date diesel registrations rise by 7.2 per cent to 404,658 units

* May total of 185,797 units down 2.2 per cent on previous year

* Market currently remains on target to reach 2.335 million units forecast


‘The ever-frugal motorist has helped limit climate change through reduced tailpipe emissions by purchasing more cars with fuel-efficient diesel engines,’ says Christopher Macgowan, chief executive of SMMT. ‘Ipsos MORI research commissioned by SMMT, Women and motoring, indicates that the environment is gradually becoming more of a hot topic for new car buyers – especially with the younger motorist. Hopefully, campaigns such as Act on CO2, will make more motorists aware of both the cost, and climate change advantages, of modern, cleaner engine technology.’


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