Van registrations plummeted by a “shocking” 86% during April, SMMT reports


 

Figures for new van registrations in April reveal the “shocking” state of the sector after they plummeted by 86.2%. Just 3,387 light CVs joined UK roads during the month, 21,217 fewer than in April 2019, after the coronavirus effectively shut down the market. The SMMT said registrations of mid-sized vans weighing between two and 2.5-tonnes fell by 90.4% and demand for larger vans in the 2.5-3.5-tonne category dropped by 83.1%. Many of the vehicles registered were delivered to operators working […]