U.K. residents are buying alternatively fueled vehicles at a record rate, with July sales surging 64.9% to 8,871 units. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders says the record AFV result came as the overall market fell 9.3% to 161,997 units, the fourth consecutive month of decline. The SMMT blames growing uncertainty over Brexit for the sliding market. “The fall in consumer and business confidence is having a knock-on effect on demand in the new-car market, and government ...

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