Information on motor vehicles in the United Kingdom that were licensed on the 30th September 2014, or which were registered for the first time during July to September 2014. Data for Northern Ireland is included this quarter for the first time.
The statistics are derived from data held by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), which administers vehicle registration and licensing records in the United Kingdom.
At the end of September 2014, there were 35.9 million vehicles licensed for use on the roads in Great Britain. This is a 2.0% increase on July to September 2013. The last two quarters have seen the largest year on year increases since 2005.
810,000 vehicles were registered for the first time in Great Britain. This was 8% up on the same quarter of 2013, and marginally higher than the pre-recession 2008 figure. However, it was still 9% lower than in July to September 2002.
A total of 5,061 new ultra-low emission vehicles were registered for the first time (in the UK), up 318% from the same period in 2013.
Average CO2 emissions from new cars in July to September 2014 was 124 g/km. This fell by 3.0% compared to new cars in the same quarter in 2013.