Cars Registered in May

Cars Registered in May

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) registration data for May is now out and reflects the trends we’ve seen over the last three years. The usual graph is below, showing the split between fuel types month on month for the last 13. Would it be...

DVLA Figures are out

The DVLA has issued its annual update on the total number of vehicles licensed on UK roads in 2021. This confirms the trend we’ve seen over previous years; we have more vehicles and they are getting older. In 2021 the total number of vehicles rose to 40.3m, of which...
Cars Registered in April

Cars Registered in April

Since the dawn of electric cars, there have been discussions around chip shortages which seem to worsen each year, and 2022 is no different. According to techradar, several electric cars including the VW, Audi, Porsche, Skoda, and Seat are unlikely to be available...
Cars Registered in March

Cars Registered in March

It’s that time of the month again; the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) registration stats are out. We’ve updated our graph showing split by fuel type, and this is below. The big news is that year on year overall registrations are DOWN 14.3%. To note:...
Cars Registered in February

Cars Registered in February

So it’s another month and another set of SMMT data. And still we’re looking for some indication of where the market is going, when the truth is that supply is horribly restricted by component shortages; chiefly of semiconductors. So what can we conclude? Well for one,...
Global BEV/PHEV sales in China, Europe and America

Global BEV/PHEV sales in China, Europe and America

This is my third and final post about the global distribution of EV/PHEV sales. The graph below splits the figures for 2019, 2020 and 2021 between China, the EU (including the UK), the US and the rest. It really makes it clear how China dominates (in absolute terms)...