New car registrations in the UK rose again year on year according to The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders helped by a massive increase in sales of plug-in cars.
The SMMT reported that 198,706 new vehicles were sold last month – a 2.4 per cent increase on the amount purchased in May, 2014 – an additional 4,674 cars. In fact, it was the 39th month in a row that the number of new cars built in this country had increased.
Sales of ultra-low emission vehicles cars grew to 11,842 which was up a whopping 417 per cent than over the same period last year when only 2,838 vehicles were registered. It shows that more and more people are turning to ultra-low emission vehicle because of their low running costs and reduction to the environment.
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV saw its sales more than double from 4,700 in 2014 to more than 11,000 this year. Launched in the early part of last year, the Outlander PHEV was the world’s first plug-in hybrid sports utility vehicle (SUV) that can deliver a staggering 148mpg with CO2 emissions of just 44g/km. Motorists can now choose from a wide range of 20 ULEVs compared to just six in 2011.
The Government also provides a £5,000 plug-in car grant and there are additional benefits too including exemption from road tax and the London Congestion Charge. Since April of this year, the Outlander PHEV would be liable for the five per cent company car tax bracket.
The SMMT said figures for new car sales showed ‘steady growth’ and expect demand for plug-in vehicles to continue but warned they anticipated a ‘leveling out of the overall new car market’ for the rest of 2015.
Posted : 2015-06-13
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