Car sales fall as tide turns against diesel

New car sales fell for the first time in six years in 2017, led by demand for diesel vehicles dropping by 17.1%. That’s according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), which says about 2.5 million cars were registered, down 5.7% from 2016. It suggests the introduction of new levies and fears about […]

Alternatively fuelled vehicle sales shot up 31% in March

March saw a 31% surge in registrations of alternatively fuelled vehicles. That’s according to new data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT), which shows how consumers are increasingly looking to invest in the latest low-emission vehicle technology. There were 22,816 new alternatively fuelled vehicles registered in total – 14,729 were hybrids and 8,087 were plug-in […]