National Statistics

Vehicle licensing statistics: 2017

Statistics relating to licensed vehicles and new vehicle registrations in Great Britain for 2017.


Vehicle licensing statistics: 2017 tables

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Statistics on motor vehicles that were registered for the first time during 2017 and those that were licensed at the end of 2017.

In 2017, there were:

  • 3.1 million vehicles registered for the first time in Great Britain
  • 53,000 new ultra low emission vehicles registered for the first time in the United Kingdom
  • 37.7 million vehicles licensed for use on the road in Great Britain at the end of the year

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Published 12 April 2018