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Electric car grant cut to £2,500 and eligibility changed
18th March 2021
The Government has cut the electric car grant from £3,000 to £2,500 and excluded models that cost more than £35,000.
It says grants will no longer be available for higher-priced vehicles, “typically bought by drivers who can afford to switch without a subsidy from taxpayers”... Read More
SUVs account for almost half of new car registrations
1st March 2021
SUVs accounted for 44% of all new cars sold in Europe in January, an all-time record, according to Jato Dynamics.
Data for 27 markets across the region shows that there were 839,525 units registered in January 2021, down by 26% compared to the same period in 2020 – the lowest result for January since 1982... Read More
Used car market at lowest level since 2012
10th February 2021
The UK’s used car market fell by 14.9% in 2020, according to new figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). They show that 6,752,959 used car transactions took place, 1,182,146 fewer than in 2019, making 2020 the lowest performing year since 2012 as the pandemic dented sales...Read More
Number of public EV chargepoints rises 18% in past year, says DfT
2nd February 2021
The number of public electric vehicle charging devices has increased 18% in the UK over the past year to 19,487. The figure is included in the latest Electric Vehicle Charging Device Statistics report produced by the Department for Transport, which says that, of these, 3,530 were rapid devices... Read More