PwC comment: fuel-efficient vehicles boost 2014 new car registrations

Published at 12:05 PM on 06 February 2014

UK car sales in 2014 are set for moderate growth, aided by the desire for green vehicles. Phil Harrold, automotive partner, PwC, commented:


"UK registrations have shown a continuation of the trends of 2013 with further solid growth (albeit at a lower percentage, but that merely reflects the strength of last year's growth.) Most notable is the 25% rise in alternatively fuelled vehicles, almost all of which are hybrid, which reflects both motorists' desire for more economical motoring alongside their desire to go green. However, this is from a low base and such vehicles account for just 1.8% of registrations.


"As the SMMT notes, a typical 2014 vehicle is now 27% more efficient than a 2008 vehicle. This not only pays back in reduced fuel costs, but also in vehicle taxes and duties."





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