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,

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

05 May 2022 #Cars #Registrations #SMMT News

UK new car market declines -15.8% to 119,167 units in April, but battery electric car registrations buck trend, up 40.9%. SMMT revises 2022 outlook down from 1.89m units to 1.72m as parts shortages continue to impact supply. Plug-in cars anticipated

Average battery range of vehicles at annual SMMT Test Day grows from 74 miles to almost 260 miles during Britain’s first ‘electric decade’. Industry confirms commitment to zero-emission motoring, from hatchbacks to supercars, as more than 40% of models on

05 April 2022 #Cars #Registrations #SMMT News

New car registrations decline -14.3% to 243,479 units – the weakest March since 1998, before the UK went to two annual number plate changes – as supply chain shortages constrain deliveries. Best ever month for battery electric vehicles with 78.7%

04 March 2022 #Cars #Registrations #SMMT News

58,994 new cars registered during conventionally low volume pre-plate change month. Demand up 15.0% on locked-down 2021 but economic uncertainty and supply challenges keep market -25.9% below pre-pandemic February 2020.

04 February 2022 #Cars #Registrations #SMMT News

115,087 new cars registered as 2022 kicks off, 27.5% up on January 2021 when lockdown restrictions kept showrooms shut.
One in five buyers goes electric, while new analysis reveals average new car CO2 reached record low, down -11.2% in 2021.
New industry outlook puts 2022 market on course for 1.897m units – up 15.2% on 2021 but down -17.9% on pre-Covid 2019.

06 January 2022 #Cars #Registrations #SMMT News

1.65m new cars registered in 2021 – up just 1.0% on pandemic-ravaged 2020 and -28.7% below pre-Covid levels as myriad challenges subdue market.
Plug-in vehicles account for record more than one in six registrations, while battery electric cars alone rise to one-in-nine, with more registered than 2016-2020 combined.
Industry calls for incentive extension and mandated chargepoint targets to accelerate consumer uptake and maintain Britain’s attractiveness against competitor markets.

06 December 2021 #Cars #Registrations #SMMT News

115,706 new cars registered in November, an increase of 1.7% on lockdown-hit November 2020 and -31.3% below the pre-pandemic five-year average as semiconductor shortages constrain supply.
Plug-in cars represented 28.1% of market in November, with 21,726 battery electric vehicle registrations and 10,796 plug-in hybrids.
SMMT calls for commensurate targets for charging infrastructure rollout, with just one on-street public charger currently installed for every 52 new plug-in cars registered in 2021.

04 November 2021 #Cars #Registrations #SMMT News

106,265 new cars registered in October, a -24.6% fall on last year and the weakest October since 1991.
Plug-in vehicles now account for 16.6% of all cars registered so far in 2021.
Chip shortages and tax rises mean industry expects to finish year on 1.66m units, or only 1.9% ahead of Covid-hit 2020.

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