The UK’s automobile production in January fell by only 0.3%, and the production of new energy vehicles soared by 50%

According to the data released by the Association of British Automobile Manufacturers and Traders(SMMT)on Friday,vehicle sales in the UK in January were basically the same year on year,down only 0.3%to 68575 vehicles.

This means that the output in January was only 215 units lower than the same period last year,mainly due to structural changes,reflecting the impact of a major factory’s shift from car production to truck production.

The shift to electric vehicle production continues,with the total output of pure electric,plug-in hybrid and hybrid vehicles increasing by 49.9%to 28329 vehicles in January.This means that more than 4 out of every 10 vehicles produced in the UK in January are new energy vehicles(41.3%).