LONDON —There were 184,101 new cars registered in the United Kingdom in November, with the market increasing by 2.9 pecent, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
In all, 2,514,764 new cars were registered from January to November 2016, a record for the period.
Alternatively fueled vehicles achieved a record market share of 3.6 percent in the month, with demand up by a 24 percent to 6,663 units.
"Our industry continues to make vehicles that are ever safer, more refined, more efficient and more enjoyable to drive and the latest advanced technology and cutting-edge designs are continuing to attract buyers into showrooms," SMMT CEO Mike Hawes said.
"It's encouraging to see that alternatively fueled vehicles, although still a small proportion of the market, have seen strong growth this month achieving a record market share," he added. "Long-term government support and incentives are essential if these vehicles are to command a larger market share in the future."