Britain’s new car market grew for fourth month running in November, with registrations of new vehicles rising by almost a quarter.
Registrations jumped by 23.5% in November year-on-year to 142,889 units, trade body the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders reports.
It’s the highest November sales total since 2019, as manufacturers continued to churn out vehicles despite “erratic” supplies of global components.
Plug-in electric vehicles made up more than one in four (27.7%) new registrations, with battery electric vehicles (BEVs) taking their largest monthly share of the new car market in 2022.
Sales of petrol-fuelled cars were up 15% year-on-year, while diesel fell over 5%.
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