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February car sales fall for 11th Month in a row

February car sales fall for 11th Month in a row

  • UK car sales have now fallen every month since George Osbourne’s VED changes -compared to the same month the previous year.
  • Next month will likely show an even bigger % drop because March 2017 was boosted by buyers trying to avoid the VED changes which effected cars sold from April 2017.
  • Good news for air quality with another fall in diesel market share to 35.0%

 

 

 

 

  • Petrol sales up to 60%
  • Less good news on AFV (Alternatively Fuelled Vehicle) sales which were only up 7% on 2017 and actually down compared to January 2018. The detailed breakdown by SMMT shows it was EV’s falling by by 33% that brought down the numbers. Perhaps deliveries of the new Nissan Leaf are yet to come on stream.

 

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.

The @MyUrbanCar twitter feed is a source of news & reviews of electric & plugin cars and vans in the UK.
The @rivergecko twitter feed & www.myurbancar.com websites bring news and opinion on cleantech transport including cars, vans, buses, trucks, shipping, rail & aviation as well as autonomous vehicles & renewable energy, air pollution & motor industry news.

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.

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