These figures will likely disappoint for a plate change month

Comment from Richard Peberdy on the latest SMMT car registration statistics

Comment from Richard Peberdy on the latest SMMT car registration statistics

Commenting on the latest SMMT car registration statistics Richard Peberdy, UK head of automotive at KPMG, said:


These figures will likely disappoint for a plate change month that typically sees a noticeable boost in new car registrations. Intense new vehicle supply issues due to the likes of chip shortages and some remaining Covid related factory output problems will be limiting some sales, while levels of inflation in parts of the economy are also spooking motorists and businesses into tightening spending.

That said, electric vehicle sales continue to rise, with problems at the pumps likely to push more motorists towards considering hybrid and electric models.

“Radical change in carmakers’ business models may be necessary to facilitate the electric transition, where they pivot to behave more like mobile phone companies. Mobility packages are now being developed where consumers get the use of a vehicle, a charger on the wall and a new energy tariff to boot, much like how data plans work with mobile phones.”

 

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