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UK diesel sales down to 37.7% market share in November

SMMT – car registrations data sales fell by 11.2% in November, the 8th consecutive month that sales have declined.


Meanwhile diesel sales comtinued to fall to 37.7% of the market from 48.3% in Nov 2016. Actual diesel sales fell 30.6% while petrol and alternatively fuelled vehicle sales rose 5% and 33.1% respectively. Final diesel market share for 2017 should close at around 42% on current trends down from 47.7% for 2016 when December figures come in next month.

The fall was triggered by the introduction of George Osbourne’s luxury car tax for cars over £40k which added £1,500 in VED & by the rapid fall in sales of diesel vehicles.

David Nicholson

David Nicholson Is the founder of Rivergecko Ltd & MyUrbanCar which provide consultancy and advice for drivers and fleets to speed the transition from dirty fossil fuel transport to clean vehicles powered by renewable energy on land water and air.

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David Nicholson has worked as an underwriter at Lloyd's of London since the 1980's. His interest in technology goes back many years including interactive mapping, apps, green tech, boats, solar and cars.