New car registrations took another blow in May, as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to cripple the car industry.
UK car production fell to its lowest level since the Second World War in April, down -99.7%, according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
A Freedom of Information (FOI) request submitted by MoneySuperMarket has revealed that more than 3m (3,025,345) cars and vans had their MOT extended since March 30.
Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions says the industry will have to ‘knuckle down’ if values are to be achieved in a post-pandemic used car market.
The Government has confirmed that car dealerships will be allowed to reopen on June 1, as part of Coronavirus lockdown easing.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) have issued guidance for the safe reopening of car retail sites.
The used car market has suffered a decline of 8.3% amid the Coronavirus pandemic, according to new data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers (SMMT).
The Government figures reveal that there are 111,000 fewer diesel cars on the roads.
Fleet and business new car registrations declined by 96.3% in April, according to new sales data published today.
The number of vehicles registered for use on UK roads has exceeded 40 million for the first time, according to data from the SMMT.
New fleet and business car registrations almost halved in March, while private registrations were similarly hit by the coronavirus crisis.
The number of cars built in the UK is predicted to fall by 200,000 units this year due to factory closures and a fall in demand caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has hit back at new research from Emissions Analytics that shows pollution from tyre wear can be up to 1,000 times worse than vehicle tailpipe emissions.
SMMT calls on the Chancellor to use next week’s Budget to announce bold new measures to make new-tech zero emission-capable cars.
Leasing companies, which typically receive the CO2 data from third-party providers, are estimating emissions or trying to bring forward deliveries.
Strong demand for used petrol and diesel cars continued in 2019, with sales of the latter down just 0.6% to 3,297,953 units and a 41.7% market share, says the SMMT.
Fleet and business registrations, when taken together, fell by 2% in January when compared to the start of last year, according to figures published by the SMMT.
Grey has remained the UK’s favourite new car colour after taking top spot for the first time in 2018, newly published data from the SMMT suggests.
The decline in diesel new car sales continued in 2019, with 21.8% fewer diesels sold following a fall of almost 30% in 2018, according to the SMMT.
Registrations slipped -1.3% in November caused by a second month of declining retail sales, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) figures show.
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