Variety of plug-in automobiles within the UK grew by 75 per cent final 12 months
Information launched by the SMMT (Society of Motor Producers and Merchants) reveals that the variety of AFVs (alternatively fuelled autos) additionally elevated by almost 30 per cent in 2018, which means there are greater than 620,000 hybrid, plug-in hybrids and absolutely electrical automobiles within the UK.
• Greatest-selling automobiles within the UK 2019
Regardless of there now being a document 34.9 million automobiles registered within the UK – with greater than 1,600 mannequin ranges and 68,000 totally different specs on the street final 12 months – common CO2 emissions from automobiles on this nation have fallen to the bottom on document, down 17.eight per cent in contrast with 2008.
Some 33.2 per cent of automobiles within the UK are superminis, making them the preferred class of automobile on the street, however dual-purpose autos (i.e. double-cab pick-up vans) noticed the biggest development final 12 months, up 10.6 per cent. Household hatchbacks and saloons noticed the most important drop, down 4.7 per cent.
As of 2018, 20.1 per cent (roughly seven million) of automobiles had been painted black, making it the preferred color, adopted by silver after which blue.
Feminine automobile possession rose once more, surpassing 2017’s degree by 1.Four per cent, which means there at the moment are greater than 12 million automobiles owned by ladies. The variety of automobiles owned by males additionally elevated 0.5 per cent.
Mike Hawes, chief govt of the SMMT, referred to as for “a world-class bundle of incentives and infrastructure to offer motorists the boldness to purchase the most recent, cleanest automobiles, regardless of the gas sort, within the higher numbers we have to meet environmental challenges”.
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