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Lockdown Sees SORN Vehicle Numbers Soar

The number of licensed cars on the road in Britain has dropped for the first time in 30 years.

Official figures released by the Department of Transport showed there were 192,000 fewer cars permitted to drive in December than before.

That figure included a staggering 259,000 vehicles officially SORN by drivers in the same month.

HallCraft Managing Partner James Hopcraft, said: “The lockdown has forced more and more motorists off the road and the more savy owners are saving money by officially taking their vehicles off the road.


“By declaring their vehicles SORN – or statutory off-road notified – it means they don’t have to pay tax or insurance.

“It means the vehicles can not be driven for any reason other than to attend a pre-booked MOT but there is an obvious financial saving.

“It is crucial however, that those who have declared their vehicles off the road, ensure it is properly checked and maintained before using it again.

“The HallCraft team can arrange pre-booked MOTs and ensure any vehicles that have been stood standing are back in tip top condition.”

A total of 31,696,000 passengers cars were licensed at the end of 2020 – marking a fourth consecutive quarter of year-on-year decline.

Alternative Fuel

However, in a record first, more than 338,000 ‘alternative’ fuel cars were registered across the UK compared to 295,000 diesels following an 87% year-on-year increases.

Battery Electric Cars (BEV) accounted for 107,878 salves in 2020 while Plug-in Hybrid Electric (PHEV) accounted for 63,048 sales.

HallCraft have been providing MOTs, servicing and accident repairs to cars and vans from their Cradley Heath base for more than 25-years.

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