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 Executive, said;
“It’s great to see such strong growth, particularly in the important electric vehicle market. However, given August is always a small month in new car registrations ahead of the important plate-change month of September, it would be wrong to view the market as booming. Indeed, this past month has seen some significant variances as regulatory changes have disrupted some supplies. In the long term, however, the new emissions certification test will give consumers renewed confidence in the performance of all vehicles, helping them choose the latest, cleanest technology that best suits their driving needs, whether that be petrol, diesel, hybrid or plug-in.
Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)