Bus & Coach Registrations SMMT News

Encouraging first quarter for bus and coach market with registrations up 56.5%

05 April 2012 #Bus & Coach #Registrations #SMMT News
  • The bus and coach sector grew significantly in Q1 of 2012, up 56.5% to 2,343 registrations, with March up 71.8%, posting 1,340 registrations.
  • On the back of a challenging 2011, all sectors saw a welcome lift in performance in Q1 of 2012:
    • Purpose-built bus registrations rose 87.5% in the first three months of the year, and were up 75.8% in March.
    • Coach volumes were up 50% for the year-to-date to 279 registrations.
    • Converted bus registrations were up 40.5% in Q1 2012, and 65.3% in the month.

“The UK bus and coach sector enjoyed a solid first quarter of 2012 with registrations up 56.5%,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “The purpose-built bus and coach segment continues to see an upward trend as operators seek to add the most reliable and fuel-efficient technologies to their fleets. Since 2009, more than 550 diesel hybrid buses have been registered, a figure that will grow as the third round of the Green Bus Fund in England takes effect.”

Click through to download the full March 2012 bus and coach registrations news release and data tables, which include a more detailed analysis of the figures.


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