Title: Licensed cars by propulsion or fuel type: Great Britain and United Kingdom
Organisation: Department for Transport
Date uploaded: 20th May 2020
Date published/launched: April 2020
Government statistics show there were 12.29 million diesels on the roads in 2019 – compared with 12.4 million a year earlier.
This is the first decline since records began in 1994 – when there were just 1.6 million diesels licensed.
Meanwhile there was a rise in the number of petrol cars - up from 18.5 million in 2018 to 18.8 million in 2019.
There were also rises in the number of pure battery-electric cars (90,000), plug-in hybrid cars (145,000) and mild hybrid cars (514,000)
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