FBHVC National Historic Vehicle Survey 2020

Wednesday 18th November, 2020

By Stuart Newman

Latest findings highlight significant contribution to UK economy

The results of the 2020 National Historic Vehicle Survey have been announced by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC). 

Historically, the Federation has undertaken this major survey every five years, the most recent being the 2016. However, in light of the very obvious impact that worldwide pandemic has had on the UK and is likely to have on historic vehicle habits, the survey was conducted earlier to represent a more typical year in 2019.

The key findings are:

  • Number of historic vehicles on DVLA database has increased yet again to 1.5 million
  • The historic movement 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 either already or are willing to contribute to a carbon reduction scheme
  • 56% of historic vehicles are on SORN
The survey is the largest and most detailed survey of historic vehicle ownership carried out in any country. The results will help shape the future of the industry and will give the FBHVC the vital facts and figures needed to protect future of transport heritage in the United Kingdom at the very highest levels. 

For more details on the report, click here.

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