New car units registered in the UK 2013-2019, by fuel type

This statistic compares the number of new cars fitted with diesel, petrol and alternative engines in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2013 to 2019. In the period of consideration, the number of diesel cars presented a trend of decline, whereas petrol an alternative fuel cars increased. In 2018, the number of cars fell below one million for the first time, amounting to 615.7 thousand cars as of 2019. In 2019, there were approximately 1.52 million newly registered cars using petrol in the UK and roughly 170.4 thousand newly registered alternative fuel cars.

Number of newly registered passenger cars in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2013 to 2019, by fuel type

Fuel typeAlternative fuelPetrolDiesel
2019170,4341,525,001615,705
2018141,2701,475,712750,165
2017116,8931,357,7821,065,942
201669,9621,055,9551,024,578
201556,2811,036,1801,004,425
201451,7391,184,4091,240,287
201332,7311,104,5921,127,414
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Source

Release date

January 2020

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2013 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Alternative fuel includes BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle), PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) and HEV (Hybrid Electric Vehicle) vehicles.
Petrol and diesel include MHEV vehicles (Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle).

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