New van market records best April for three years, but electric van sales stall

SMMT: Battery electric van demand falls by -42.4%, with urgent need to ramp up van chargepoint roll-out

08 May 2024

 

UK demand for new light commercial vehicles (LCVs) rose by 5.4% in April as more businesses invested in the latest models, according to new figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

However, the automotive industry body flags up a fall in sales of electric vans, and calls for greater government investment in electric vehicle charging infrastructure to encourage a transition to zero-emission van fleets.

Some 23,889 new vans, 4x4s and pickups were registered, the...

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