Vehicle licensing statistics 2010
|Publisher:||Department for Transport|
|Published date:||14 April 2011|
|Statistics topic:||Buses and coaches, Goods vehicles, Insurance, MOT, Tax|
This publication presents statistics on motor vehicles that were licensed, or were subject to a statutory off-road notification (SORN), in Great Britain during 2010. They
are derived from data held by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), which administers vehicle registration and licensing records in Great Britain.
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- At the end of 2010 there were 34.1 million vehicles licensed in Great Britain. This represents a 0.5 per cent (or 162,000 vehicles) increase on the number licensed at the end of 2009.
- The number of licensed cars in Great Britain increased by around 170,000 from during 2010. However, the numbers of licensed motorcycles, heavy goods vehicles and buses and coaches all decreased during the year.
- There were approximately 9.5 million transfers of ownership of a previously-licensed vehicle during 2010. Of these, 7.7 million transfers were of cars. A transfer of ownership occurred for around 20 per of all cars that were either licensed or subject to SORN at some point in 2010.
- The number of cars in vehicle excise duty (VED) Band A (the lowest duty band, for cars emitting less than 100 g/km of CO2) more than doubled to 57,000 during 2010. In addition, the average tail-pipe CO2 emissions from all new cars registered in 2010 decreased to 144 g/km, down four per cent from the 2009 figure. This continues an established trend of decreasing average emissions from new-registered vehicles.
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