New car registrations | May 2023
Ian Plummer, Commercial Director at Auto Trader, the UK’s largest automotive marketplace, commented on the figures:
It’s great to see another month of solid sales but the continued strength of the new car market will soon depend on substantial order growth in the electric segment. Sales of EVs are moving in the right direction but we need to see greater momentum – less than 10% of new car enquiries are for EVs on Auto Trader currently.
“To unlock mass adoption of EVs, we need to focus on the segments of society being left behind in the electric transition. Our research shows that just one fifth of women are considering an EV, opposed to a third of men. Women are seeing less information about EVs and not engaging with current selling points. In order to reach the government’s 2030 goal, the focus needs to be on converting the masses and making EVs more accessible across different demographics.”
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