Statistics on licensed motor vehicles in Great Britain, derived from data held by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).
This publication presents information on motor vehicles in Great Britain that were licensed on the 30 September 2013 (the end of quarter 3), or which were registered for the first time during quarter 3 (July to September) 2013.
The statistics are derived from data held by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), which administers vehicle registration and licensing records in Great Britain.
The main results include:
- there were 35.2 million vehicles licensed for use on the roads in Great Britain on 30 September 2013. Of these vehicles, 29.2 million were cars.
- the total number of licensed vehicles has increased over the long term, but the rate of increase slowed down somewhat in the mid-2000s, and slowed further at the onset of the recession in 2008-09. The year-on-year increase in the latest quarter is the largest since 2007.
- 751 thousand vehicles were registered for the first time in Great Britain from July to September 2013, up 10.2% on the same quarter of the previous year.
- from July to September 2013, a total of 1,210 new ultra-low emission vehicles were registered for the first time (in the UK).
- average CO2 emissions from new cars fell from 128.8 g/km for cars registered between April and June 2013 to 127.6 g/km for cars registered between July and September.
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