Motor Vehicles: Sales

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 21 June 2022.

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Photo of Colleen Fletcher Colleen Fletcher Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of trends in the levels of sales of (a) new cars and (b) electric vehicles in each of the last five years.

Photo of Trudy Harrison Trudy Harrison Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Data for vehicle sales is not available, however the number of cars registered for the first time in the United Kingdom for the last five years is shown in the table.

Year

All Fuel Types

Battery Electric Cars

2017

2,564,330

13,913

2018

2,394,042

15,756

2019

2,346,576

38,007

2020

1,656,403

107,913

2021

1,677,245

190,420

Source: Department for Transport (DfT) and Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)

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