Motorparc 2019: Vehicle ownership in the UK surpasses 40 million

23 April 2020 #Uncategorised

This week our Motorparc data revealed the number of vehicles registered for use on British roads has surpassed 40 million for the first time. As of 2019, there are more than 35 million cars, 4.5 million vans and over 600,000 trucks in use in the UK, representing a 1.0% increase on the previous year. The van figure is particularly interesting, as not only is it double what is was ten years ago, but it wasn’t expected to reach this level until 2021. Many of these vehicles of course remain on British roads even now, providing essential transport services and delivering supplies across the country.

Also in the news this week DVSA has announced a temporary IVA scheme. This comes after much collaboration between the SMMT, the Department of Transport and DVSA themselves. We think this is pragmatic response that provides a safe working environment for staff, the needs of business and the economy. SMMT will be hosting a webinar for its members next Wednesday 29th April to talk about some of the detail – please contact me if you would like to register.

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