Auto Trader Market Report September 2017

The biannual review of the UK’s new and used car market, consumer buying and selling intentions, and data and observations taken from activity on Auto Trader, the UK’s largest digital automotive marketplace


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Key Findings

40% of motorists who had seen or heard news about fuel types said it had influenced their car 
buying behaviour

49% of motorists said the messages on fuel types over the last year had made car buying more challenging

10% of motorists selling a diesel car on Auto Trader said the negative news on diesel had influenced their decision to sell

49% of motorists say they wouldn’t consider an electric vehicle because of the upfront cost

Online searches and average prices for used diesel cars increased following the Government’s 2040 announcement

48% of motorists say they wouldn’t consider an electric vehicle due to a lack of charging infrastructure