“The decision to scrap the Plug-in Car grant sends the wrong message to motorists and to an industry which remains committed to Government’s net zero ambition”

Innovative UK zero emission tech companies join government and industry leaders at EVS35. World’s largest symposium for electric vehicles set to boost trade and investment into UK Auto. Trade mission comes as global BEV sales double in 2021 with UK

06 June 2022 #LCVs #Registrations #SMMT News

New light commercial vehicle registrations fall to 22,000, down -25.1% on last year’s record-breaking May. 39,209 fewer vans registered year-to-date as shortages of key components continue to restrict production. Electric van registrations up 62.7% to 6,085 units in first five

06 June 2022 #Cars #Registrations #SMMT News

UK new car registrations decline -20.6% to 124,394 units in second weakest May in three decades after locked-down 2020, as components shortages impact vehicle availability despite demand. Battery electric vehicle uptake increases by 17.7%, representing 12.4% of the month’s registrations,

Vans, trucks, buses and coaches reach highest-ever proportion of vehicles on the road, with commercial vehicles accounting for more than one in eight vehicles in service. All vehicle sectors see increased numbers during 2021 as buses grow for first time

Vehicles on UK roads increase 0.4% to 40,506,971 in 2021, but car ownership falls -0.2% to 35,023,652 units – the first consecutive annual decrease in car ownership in more than 100 years. Electric vehicle use rises by 71% to 748,349

25 May 2022 #Pre-Registration

SMMT released figures for April pre-registrations in the UK new car market. The data shows the number of cars disposed of by vehicle manufacturers in April 2022 that were defined as pre-registrations. Download the April 2022 release

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.

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