New car sales continue to recover in UK but supply issues remain


The latest SMMT figures show positive signs for the sector recovering as sales of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles continue to grow.
Uptake of pure-electric cars affected by reduction in government grant

Electric car sales affected by grant reduction


The uptake of electric vehicles has slowed following the reduction to the government's Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG).
Growth for new car registrations for first time since August

New car sales grow for first time since August


New car sales in March were more than 10% up on the same month in 2020 — the first growth for the market since August last year.
February new car sales lowest for more than 60 years

Coronavirus continues to hit British car sales


Coronavirus hit new car sales yet again in February, with sales dropping by more than 35% compared to the same month last year.
October car registrations at lowest for nine years

Car sales hit nine-year low but EVs rocket


Registrations of new cars declined by 1.6% last month compared to October 2019 due to the Welsh "firebreak" lockdown, according to the SMMT.
Car registrations fall 4.4% in worst September since introduction of dual number plate system

Worst September for car sales since 1999


Car registrations fell by 4.4% in September 2020 compared to the same month last year, and fell 15.8% from the 10-year September average.
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.