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Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 53155, tabled on 15 November 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of ultra-low emissions vehicles registered in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

18 November 2016

In 2015 more ultra low emission vehicles were registered in the UK than in the previous four years combined. The total number of new registrations of ultra low emission vehicles in each year from 2010 to 2015 is published online, and shown in the following table.

New registrations of ultra low emission vehicles1 in the UK

Year of first registration

Number of registrations

20102

1,259

2011

2,101

2012

3,346

2013

4,313

2014

15,833

2015

29,972

1. 'Ultra low emission vehicles' here includes all vehicles with fully electric powertrains, and cars and vans with tail-pipe emissions below 75 g/km of CO2 (which will overwhelmingly include plug-in hybrid vehicles).

2. Figures for 2010 are for Great Britain registrations only. All other years are United Kingdom. Source: Using vehicle registration data from the table veh0130 at the gov.uk https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/all-vehicles-veh01

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