How coronavirus plagued the UK car market in 2020

How coronavirus plagued the UK car market in 2020


Covid-19 has caused major problems across the UK automotive industry, but hope remains for a strong recovery in 2021.
British car industry welcomes Brexit trade agreement with EU

British car industry welcomes Brexit deal


The trade association representing the British car industry has welcomed the new EU-UK Brexit trade agreement.
2030 ban on new petrol and diesel cars: meeting deadline will be

Meeting 2030 ban is "enormous" task, says industry


The car industry has reacted to the news that the ban on new petrol and diesel cars will be moved forward by five years to 2030.
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.
Car industry warns of £101bn no-deal Brexit bill

Car industry warns of £101bn no-deal Brexit bill


Car makers from across Europe have warned today that the “catastrophic” cost of Britain leaving the EU without a deal could be as much as €110bn.
Car sales

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.
Car industry pushes for scrappage scheme and petrol incentives

Car industry wants scrappage, petrol incentives


The UK’s automotive industry is reportedly in talks with the government in order to procure a £1.5bn deal in the form of a scrappage scheme.
Drive to reopen car dealerships

Drive to reopen car dealerships


The UK automotive industry is facing its most difficult choice during this pandemic crisis – how and how soon to open up new-car showrooms.
April car registrations UK’s worst since 1946

Car registrations in April fell 97%


Sales of new cars in April fell BY 97.3% compared to the same month last year, according to new figures.