ULEV sales soar

3rd November 2017

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Sales of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) in the UK have increased dramatically over the last seven years, according to new figures.

Statistics from the Department for Transport reveal that 41,819 ULEVs were registered in 2016 – a 39.56 per cent year-on-year increase from 2015.

Registrations rose steadily from 1,262 in 2010 to 4,314 in 2013 before growing dramatically between 2014 and last year.

2015 and 2016 also saw 2,124 ultra-low emission van registrations, up from a total of 1,992 over the five years previous. 

And 1,124 ultra-low emission vans and heavy goods vehicles were registered last year alone – an increase of almost 400 per cent on the 227 registered in 2010. 

In the first two quarters of this year, 25,206 ULEVs have already been registered, as public demand increases in the wake of the government’s decision to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles from 2040.

The DfT’s ULEV registration statistics can be downloaded on the LoCITY Resources page.