UK new car sales fell by nearly 30% during 2020


Sales of new cars in the UK fell by nearly a third in 2020, to the lowest level in nearly 30 years.
Tesla comes within touching distance of half a million cars target for 2020, despite coronavirus pandemic

Tesla delivered nearly 500,000 cars in 2020


Tesla came within a whisker of achieving its deliveries target of 500,000 units in 2020, despite the damage done by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Many won't look back fondly at 2020, but there were some highlights in the motoring world.
New car registrations rise for first time in 2020

UK car sales bounce back in July


After a catastrophic first half of the year due to the coronavirus lockdown, UK car sales in July were up 11.3% on the same month in 2019.
New car registrations down 35% in June

Diesel car sales down as electric sales surge


Nearly 250,000 private car sales have been lost because of the coronavirus pandemic, as the registrations of new cars fell 34.9% in June.
New car sales fall 89% in May

New car sales down 89% in May


Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on the automotive industry with sales of new cars falling 89% in May compared to the same month last year.
Coronavirus: car dealerships open for click-and-collect

Car dealerships open for click-and-collect


NEW GOVERNMENT advice will allow car dealerships in England to open for click-and-collect sales, although showrooms won't open until June.
Coronavirus leads to bigger drop in car sales than after financial crash

Coronavirus leads to huge drop in car sales


New car registrations were 44.4% lower March than in the same month in 2019 after the Covid-19 virus caused showrooms to close.

Tesla makes £240m profit from Model 3 sales surge


Thanks to extremely strong Model 3 demand, the infamously cash-burning car maker Tesla has posted its largest-ever quarterly profit of £241m.
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Diesel demand continues to drop as new UK car sales stabilise

Diesel demand drops as new UK car sales stabilise


New car buyers are continuing to prefer petrol power over diesel, according to new sales figures released by the SMMT.
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Neutral fuel strategy calls as diesel declines


Car sales in June fell by 3.5% compared with the same period last year as buyers continue to shun diesel vehicles.
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Car buyers continue to ditch diesel


Car buyers are continuing to turn their backs on diesel amid uncertainty over its future, with figures for May, showing a 23.6% drop in sales.