UK sold 67% less Diesel vehicles in 2021. Petrol sales were down 28% while Battery EV sales rose 26% compared to 2020.

According to The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) study, Diesel Vehicles Registrations fell 67.1% compared to 2020 numbers – from 15,813 units in 2020 to 5,201 last year. The Petrol Vehicles registered also a considerably decrease from 58,494 units registered in 2021 to 42,048 during last year.

Meanwhile, almost every category of Electric Vehicle rose its sales with the exception of the Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle that decreased 8.7% from the 2020 registrations numbers. Hybrid Electric vehicles increased from 7,948 to 8,690 units – a 9.3% increase.

Battery Electric Vehicles registratons rose more than 26% from 21,914 units to 27,705. The statistics are seen as being part of the transiction announced from the manufacturers pointing 2030 as the first year only selling Electric Vehicles.

Tesla Model 3 was the second most sold car in United Kingdom during 2021 followed by Mini Cooper Model. The American EV maker had an impressive month of December closing last year selling almost 10,000 units, more than the double of the second placed Mini Cooper Model. Mercedes Benz A Class and Volkswagen Polo and Golf Model were also among the favourites from the UK consumers.

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