The average car in the UK is 10 years old, new figures published by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) in its ‘Vehicles In Use‘ report shows. The average age of UK cars is expected to climb further in the coming years, following a significant decrease in new-car sales. Of the 36.7 million cars registered in the UK, 21.5 million are less than 10 years old, according to the ACEA figures. An overwhelming majority of UK cars are powered by an internal combustion engine, 58.5 per cent are petrol and 36.1 per cent are diesel Hybrids account for 3 per cent of cars in the UK, followed by electric cars, at 1.3 per cent – the latter figure almost tripling from last years figure. The average car in the European Union is 12 years old, according to the report, up 0.2 years compared with figures published in 2021.
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