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September registration increase fuelled by green car growth

04 October 2007 #Cars #Registrations #SMMT News

September registrations increase fuelled by green car growth

* Key September market with new ’57’ plate, sees volumes rise 1.3 per cent

* Total year-to-date registrations up 2.0 per cent to 1,940,515 units

* September diesel registrations up 6.7 per cent to 167,031 units

* Alternatively fuelled vehicles year-to-date registrations jump 82.1 per cent


‘September has traditionally been the strongest month for registrations after March – and this year it has exceeded expectations with 419,290 new cars motoring out of showrooms,’ said Christopher Macgowan, SMMT chief executive. ‘With climate change issues at the forefront of everyone’s agenda, it is encouraging to note the rise in uptake of low-carbon vehicles. Motorists are increasingly playing their part in tackling environmental impact and SMMT’s annual Sustainability Report, to be launched on 9 October, will highlight the progress the UK automotive manufacturing sector has made over the last eight years.’


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