Title: Vehicle Licensing Statistics: 2018

Organisation: Department for Transport
Date uploaded: 1st May 2019
Date published/launched: April 2019

The number of ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs) registered for the first time rose by 20% in 2018, new statistics for Great Britain show.

In contrast, overall new vehicle registrations fell by 5% in the same year.

The vehicle licencing figures show 63,000 new ULEVs were registered for the first time in 2018 making up 2.2% of all new registrations.

The majority (76%) of these ULEVs were eligible for plug-in grants, offered by the DfT to increase uptake of electric vehicles, including 47,422 cars and 1,248 light goods vehicles.

In total, 2.9 million vehicles were registered for the first time in Great Britain during 2018, a year-on-year fall of 5%.

This drop can be largely attributed to a 30% decline in the number of new diesel cars registered with a 9% rise in petrol cars also recorded.

At the end of 2018, there were 38.2 million licensed vehicles in Great Britain, an increase of 1.2% compared to the end of 2017.

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