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Supply of second-hand diesels 'will wane' as drivers opt for new electric cars


AA Cars have warned the proportion of used cars which run on diesel has plummeted by up to 40 percent in a massive blow. Some forecourts have barely a quarter of their cars running on diesel cars after a massive drop in interest.

James Fairclough, CEO of AA Cars said “the direction of travel for diesels is clear”.

He said: “With fewer new diesels entering service, over time the supply of used diesels for sale will wane.

“This is already happening in some areas, with our analysis pinpointing one town where used diesels’ market share has fallen by 40 percent in a year as buyers and dealers focus on greener alternatives.

“While the sale of new diesel and petrol cars will be banned in just nine years’ time, the large number of diesels still on the road means they’ll play an important role in the used market for some time yet.

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However, drivers who want to buy a second-hand vehicle in 2022 may have to splash out.

David Billsborough from Cheshire Cars has previously warned prices are not expected to fall in 2022 after massive rises last year.

He said: “We won’t be seeing the increases we’ve seen in 2021 and we won’t be seeing decline anytime soon in price.

“There’s no decline on the horizon because the demand is still high.

“There are very very long wait times for new products last year.”

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