UK November Diesel car sales down 30%, Electric vehicles up 37% as transition to EV revs up

A bitter sounding Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said:

An eighth month of decline in the new car market is a major concern, with falling business and consumer confidence exacerbated by ongoing anti-diesel messages from government. Diesel remains the right choice for many drivers, not least because of its fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions. The decision to tax the latest low emission diesels is a step backwards and will only discourage drivers from trading in their older, more polluting cars. Given fleet renewal is the fastest way to improve air quality, penalising the latest, cleanest diesels is counterproductive and will have detrimental environmental and economic consequences.

Ev sales numbers:

source: SMMT

Executives from Volkswagen AG and Scania dismiss Tesla Semi Truck Announcement

Scania Chief Technology executive Henriksson:

We bring innovations when they make sense to our customers, not for the capital markets

source: Twitter

VW Chief executive for Trucks and busses Andreas Renschler:

Semi-Truck more important for the stock market than logistics: Andreas Renschler

source: Twitter