The Government has said the UK is “accelerating further towards a greener transport future” as sales of electric vehicles (EVs) pass the 500,000 mark.
Self-driving vehicles could be allowed on UK roads by the end of the year, the Government has announced.
UK new car registrations grew by 11.5% for the first time since August 2020, according to new data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
The UK new car market declined by 35.5% in February as 28,282 fewer units were registered, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
The UK new car market fell -39.5% in January with 59,030 fewer registrations compared to the same month last year.
UK sales of electric vehicles could be hampered due to price rises brought on by a no deal Brexit, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
Strong demand for electric and plug-in vehicles couldn't stop a poor result for the UK's new car industry in what is usually the second busiest month of the year.
UK demand for plug-in vehicles has remained strong in July as pent up demand saw the new car market return to growth despite the coronavirus pandemic.
OLEV has opened the consultation on ending the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars and vans by 2035 or earlier.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has hit back at new research from Emissions Analytics that shows pollution from tyre wear can be up to 1,000 times worse than vehicle tailpipe emissions.