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Deloitte comments on SMMT new car registration figures for September 2023

05 October 2023

Jamie Hamilton, automotive partner and head of electric vehicles at Deloitte, said:

“Pent up demand for new vehicles, alongside the arrival of the new ‘73’ plates have helped car sales grow in September.

“While electric vehicles (EV) continue to show steady growth, data suggests the majority of sales this year have been driven by fleet transition to electric, not private sales. Lack of access to off-street parking and private charge points are currently significant barriers for consumers looking to purchase EVs.

“Deloitte’s upcoming Consumer Tracker report will show that only 27 per cent of consumers would consider purchasing a new or used battery electric vehicle (BEV) as their next car. In contrast, amongst consumers who either already have access to a private charging point, or have access to off street parking, suitable for the installation of a charging point, 40 per cent would consider purchasing a BEV as their next vehicle.”