Cars

05 March 2020 #Cars #Registrations #SMMT News

UK new car market declines -2.9% in February to 79,594, as demand from private buyers falls again.
Good month for battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric cars, with 4,566 joining UK roads but, at just 5.8%, market share remains low.
Industry urges Chancellor to help more drivers go electric – as new calculations show removal of VAT alone would boost sales to nearly 1 million over the next five years.

05 February 2020 #Cars #Registrations #SMMT News

UK new car registrations fall -7.3% in January as private and fleet demand declines, down -13.9% and -2.2% respectively.
Registrations of battery electric cars continue to grow, with a year-on-year uplift of 2,720 units, as plug-in hybrids and hybrids also enjoy record demand.
Industry calls for extensive package of incentives to accelerated match 2035 zero-emission transport ambitions – including long-term commitment to the Plug-in Car Grant.

17 January 2020 #Cars #Registrations #SMMT News

Grey remains UK’s favourite new car colour after taking top spot for first time in 2018.
60.7% of new cars registered in grey, black or white – with a primary colour not making the podium since 2010.
In 1999 blue was top of the charts, today it’s down to fourth as silver falls to its lowest level in 20 years.

06 January 2020 #Cars #Registrations #SMMT News

UK new car registrations fall -2.4% in 2019 to 2.3 million units, as multiple factors undermine market.
Registrations of battery electric cars surge to record levels, up +144.0%, with a further 23 new models set to hit showrooms in 2020.
CO2 increases for third consecutive year as industry faces tough new targets.
December market ends year on a positive, with overall demand up +3.4%.
Industry calls for measures to increase uptake of latest, low emission vehicles – a vital step in tackling environmental concerns.

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