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UK Govt planning to ban new petrol and diesel cars from 2030

According to government sources, Boris Johnson is set to announce that the sale of new petrol and diesel cars will be banned by 2030, bringing forward the current deadline by five years. The Prime Minister is set to make the announcement as part of...

Sales of new electric cars grow in May as rest of market declines

The new electric car market defied all expectations and actually saw growth in May 2020, despite a full month of lockdown being in place. Registrations of pure-electric models came in at 2,424 units - accounting for 12% of the overall market. Growth...

Demand for EVs predicted as car dealerships reopen in England

Car dealerships in England have reopened today (Monday 1st June) following further easing of lockdown regulations. However, dealerships will look very different to the pre-coronavirus situation, with a number of significant steps implemented to help protect...

EVs take record market share of 32% in April

The UK's electric vehicle market performed superbly compared to the rest of the market, against a backdrop of falling overall sales hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak. In the first full month of lock-down, pure-EVs were down just 10% in April 2020 - taking...

London halts road charging schemes

London's Congestion Charge and Ultra Low Emission Zone charge have been suspended until further notice, as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak. The move from Mayor of London Sadiq Kahn has come about to free up movement for key workers within the capital....

EVs show strong growth as industry calls for more support

The UK electric car market continues to perform well ahead of overall sales, as pure-electric registrations for February topped the 2,500 mark, and more than 2,000 PHEVs were sold. According to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers...

EVs continue sales success in January 2020 figures

The UK electric vehicle market continues to go from strength to strength, as the number of pure-electric cars tops the 100,000 mark in January 2020 - seeing registrations up more than 200% compared to last year. The latest set of statistics rom the...

Ban on new petrol and diesel cars brought forward to 2035

The UK government is planning to bring forward the date of the proposed ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040 to 2035 - and for the ban to now include hybrid vehicles, both conventional and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs). The new ban not...

EV sales break records in 2019

The UK electric car market finished 2019 on a high, with the latest statistics from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showing records broken and growth well above the industry as a whole. Registrations of pure-electric cars almost...

Merger confirmed for PSA and Fiat Chrysler groups

The PSA Group and FCA have agreed to merge in a deal worth £39 billion, which will create the fourth largest car manufacturing group in the world. Having been in discussions for the past six weeks, the two companies have confirmed a full merger, which...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:25th Jan 2021