SMMT: Registrations Down, EV Sales Up    

Despite new car registrations declining -14.3% to 243,479 units, giving the UK retail motor industry its weakest March since 1998, March saw us enjoy the best ever month for battery electric vehicles with 78.7% growth to 39,315 units, says the SMMT.

Despite the up and down nature of the figures, the SMMT is holding out for a happier time ahead, reporting that, with the industry reporting strong order books, it is the constraints on supply that are preventing the sector from moving into full recovery.