94,094 new cars were registered for the month of August 2018. The big news is that the UK’s growing range of hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure electric cars grew by 88.7%. This means that 1 in 12 people in the UK choose one of these ultra-low and zero emission vehicles. Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief [...]
The UK new car market has fallen by -3.5% to 234,945 registrations for June 2018. Petrol engines and electric plug-in vehicles posted a growth but demand is still down for diesel vehicles. Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “Despite a rocky first six months for the new car market, it’s [...]
The UK new car market grew by 3.4% in May with 192,649 new units registered. Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “May’s growth, albeit on the back of large declines last year, is encouraging and suggests the market is now starting to return to a more natural running rate. To ensure long-term stability, we need to [...]
Good news! The UK new car registrations rose 10.4% in April 2018 - according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 167,911 new units were registered. Petrol car registrations grew 38.5% in April but diesel registrations are still on the decline down by -24.9%. Registrations of plug-in and hybrid electric cars are still [...]
UK new car registrations fell in March 2018 by 15.7%. The first quarter of this year is down -12.4%. This still equates to over 700,000 new cars sold in the UK from the start of the year. Diesel registrations fell by -37.2% in March and EV's registrations grew slightly with a 5.7% growth. “March’s [...]
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Chancellor Philip Hammond announced his autumn budget today. Here is the Chief Executive of the The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Mike Hawes response to it. Diesel Taxation "Our greatest concern is the continuing mixed messages around diesel which will only deter and confuse the public further. Diesel buyers will not face [...]