Industry records second best ever August with 20,582 new van registrations during typically one of…
August new car registrations fall -22.0% in traditionally quiet month pre-plate change.
Demand for battery electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid cars surges with PHEVs rising most, up 72.1%.
Market year-to-date up 20.3% against Covid hit 2020, but below pre-pandemic levels as sector still battles Covid-related chip shortages.
New analysis reveals that, due to lack of clear diesel replacement technology, just 0.2% of HGVs on the road are alternatively fuelled – the same proportion as cars in 2007.
One in 38 new vans registered in 2021 is pure electric, compared to one in 12 cars.
Government support for infrastructure, technological development and long-term market transition will be needed to give industry the clarity to encourage further investment in fossil fuel-free commercial vehicles.