Car sales fall again in August despite flood

New automobile sales were down through 1.6 per cent in August despite numbers being boosted by using a flood of pre-registrations by using dealers to overcome an emissions deadine - and a flood of long-awaited deliveries of Tesla's version three. Battery electric powered automobile sales 'surged' in the month, said the Society of Motor producers and investors, with registrations quadrupling on the lower back of the advent of Tesla's most inexpensive vehicle but, which was unofficially the 1/3 maximum famous version in August.

indexed as 'other' within the standings, due to Tesla now not revealing full income statistics to the SMMT, more than 2,000 had been registered final month, which changed into greater than traditional uk favourites like the Ford recognition and Vauxhall Corsa.

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