Record van registrations reflect strong demand

New van sales reached record levels in May as more than 29,000 were registered, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

A total of 29,354 new vans joined UK roads last month, an increase of 4.7% on the five-year pre-pandemic average and the best performance on record.

To date, more than 157,000 new vans have been registered this year.