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Chip shortage sees new car sales slump by a third in key month of September

October 5, 2021

Via: Sky News

Just 215,312 new vehicles were registered, the weakest for the month since the “two-plate” system for new cars was introduced in 1999, said the Society of Motor Manufacturers’ and Traders (SMMT).

The SMMT said that supply issues caused by semiconductor chip shortages “continue to plague the industry”.

However, it pointed to the best monthly performance for battery electric vehicles as reason for optimism.

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