Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) on Thursday 5 September have revealed that zero emission cars saw a 377.5% rise to 3,147 units as new models and ongoing demand have increased registration figures, while 4,014 hybrid electric cars also joined UK roads, an uplift of 36.2%. However, the decline in plug-in hybrid registrations continued, falling -71.8% to just 907 vehicles. Additionally, the UK light commercial vehicle (LCV) market saw a 41% rise, the strongest growth since 2013.

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