58,994 new cars were registered in February 2022. This is a 15% increase compared to February 2021… but it is -25.9% down on pre-pandemic February 2020.
February is normally a quieter month because of the March plate change.
Despite February’s traditional low registration numbers, consumers are switching to EVs in ever-increasing numbers. More than ever, infrastructure investment needs to accelerateSaid Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive.
to match this growth. Government must use its upcoming Spring Statement to enable this transition, continuing support for home and workplace charging, boosting public chargepoint rollout to tackle charging anxiety and, given the massive increase in energy prices, reducing VAT on public charging points. This will energise both consumer and business confidence and accelerate our switch to zero emission mobility.
Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
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