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March 2022 was best ever month for battery electric sales – SMMT

New car market feels supply chain squeeze during ‘new numberplate’ month

Mark Moran
05 April 2022

 

New car registrations declined -14.3% to 243,479 units last month in what was the weakest March since 1998, before the UK went to two annual number plate changes, the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) also reveal.

However, March 2022 was also the best ever month for battery electric vehicles with 78.7% growth to 39,315 units, while all electrified vehicles account for one in three registrations.

While car manufacturers are reporting robust order books...

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