The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) confirmed that, whilst UK new car registrations have fallen -2.4% in 2019 to 2.3mn units, registrations of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) rose by +144% to 37,850 units, overtaking plug-in hybrids and breaking previous records. Published on Monday 6 January, combined Alternatively Fuelled Vehicle (AFV) registrations rose in 2019, taking a record 7.4% market share. Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) also continued to dominate the sector with registrations rising by +17.1% to 97,850 units.