UK’s new car registration in the first five months of the year increased by 42.5pc to 723,845 units compared to 508,125 units in the same period last year, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
The country’s new car registration in May 2021 surged by 674.1pc to 156,737 units compared to 20,247 units during the same month last year.
In the five-month period, the registration of diesel vehicles dropped by 18.6pc but rose by 348.8pc in May. Sales of mild hybrid electric vehicles (MHEV) were up by 190.2pc from January to May 2021 from the same months last year while they surged by 1,285.7pc in May this year compared to the same month in 2020.
UK’s registration of petrol vehicles saw a 16.9pc rise in the first five months of the year while registrations increased by 579.7pc in May from last year.
SMMT reported that the country’s MHEV petrol vehicles’ registration grew by 240.5pc in the first five months of this year from the same timeframe in 2020 while they were up by 1,821.9pc in May this year from the prior year.
Battery electric vehicle (BEVs) registrations saw a 145.1pc rise from January to May 2021 compared to the same period in 2020, while they increased by 441.3pc in May.
Registrations of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles rose by 214.1pc from January to May this year compared to the same period in 2020 and they surged by 1,091.7pc in May 2021 from the same month last year.
UK’s hybrid electric vehicles registrations grew by 94.4pc in the first five months of 2021 from the same January to May 2020 while it rose by 1,903.1pc in May from the same month last year.