A look into the cars registered in 2021

A look into the cars registered in 2021

Clearly we need to be careful reading too much into 2021 UK new car registrations given the crazy year we’ve just had. A combination of COVID and chip shortages meant that overall only 1.65m cars were registered, slightly up on 2020 but well short of “normal”. In...
SMMT registrations show a rise in EVs

SMMT registrations show a rise in EVs

Analysis of the SMMT registrations stats to the end of October shows the ongoing rise of the electric car, with sales nearly double that of the same period in 2020. Registrations of PHEVs are up 90% and BEV 86%. Diesel, including MHEV, is down a colossal 24%, with the...
Comparing the hummer

Comparing the hummer

If your logic is simply that EVs are best, then it follows that the bigger the EV the bestest it must be right? Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome the 1000bhp Hummer EV; proudly described on the GMC website as “zero emissions”. In the UK there are just under 32...
The 2020 UK Vehicle stats

The 2020 UK Vehicle stats

There are now 31.7m cars registered in the UK, and they average 8.6 years old (up from 8.3 in 2019). The average diesel is now 8 years old (up from 7.3 in 2019) with petrol at 9.3 (9.1 in 2019). These statistics for UK car registrations to December 2020 were released...
Running low in stock

Running low in stock

I hate those stories you get from time to time in the Tabloids, predicting excessive heat or snow or rain for the UK at some point in the near future. Hate them! They are rarely right as it’s almost impossible to predict weather in the near future, and really it’s...

The problem with HMG

HMRC aren’t always great at moving with the times. The main company car section of the Income and Corporations Taxes Act 1988 (s198) referred to the expense of “keeping and maintaining a horse to enable him to perform those duties”. That’s 1988. So perhaps we...