Federation of British Historic Vehicle Club Survey Results Revealed

by Andrew Pollock

Following the recently announced plans by the government of the UK to ban the sale of fossil fuel-powered cars by 2030, and all hybrid cars by 2035, the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs has published the results of its 2020 National Historic Vehicle Survey, revealing the extent of the old vehicle hobby’s positive contribution to the UK economy.

The headline points of the survey are:

  • The number of historic vehicles on DVLA database has increased yet again to 1.5 million
  • The historic movement is now worth over £7.2 billion to UK economy
  • 4,000 businesses employing over 34,000 people
  • 700,000 enthusiasts – up from 500,000 in 2016
  • Overall, historic vehicles account for less than 0.2% of the total miles driven in the UK
  • 35% of owners are contributing, or are willing to contribute, to a carbon reduction scheme
  • 56% of historic vehicles are on SORN

For a full rundown of the survey’s results, see www. https://www.fbhvc.co.uk/news/article/fbhvc-national-historic-vehicle-survey-reveals-significant-contribution-to-uk-economy