And there was worse news for Jaguar Land Rover, as the West Midlands-based luxury carmaker saw sales plunge by 15 per cent.
February's figures continue the trend of previous months with petrol and AFV sales rising 14.4 per cent and 7.2 per cent respectively in the face of a 23.5 per cent slump in diesel sales. Fleet registrations fell 2.5% to 44,554 units while sub-25 "business" registrations were down 30.4% (974 units) and private registrations declined 2.0% (35,227).
In November's Budget, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced a tax hike on new diesel cars from April 1.
James Hind, CEO of independent vehicle buying site Carwow commented: "There is still so much confusion in regards to the future of diesel that, en lieu of greater clarity from the Government, the industry has to use multiple ways to drive sales".
Environmental groups have called for restrictions on the most polluting cars entering towns and cities with the worst air quality.
However, he warned to expect the market to decline again in March, despite the coming number plate change.
Nintendo Switch Not Getting New Hardware Version This Year
This is how long it takes for your play time to show up on your Switch profile, so console owners thought nothing of it. It's unclear if this is a permanent issue or if Nintendo will be able to restore the times via a system update .
Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, "February is typically a quiet month as buyers await the March plate change so the rise in demand is welcome news".
Drivers have been shunning diesel cars on the back of government surcharges - such as the VED auto tax rise from April - and the threat of low emissions zones across the country.
The rest of the vehicle market did not see a slump and sales in petrol cars rose by 14.4 percent.
Howard Archer, the chief economic adviser to the EY Item Club, said: "Car sales are likely to be hampered by mounting pressure to restrict auto finance deals and unsecured consumer credit".
"If the Government were more insistent about the need to switch, and started offering subsidies for AFV auto purchases, then I'm sure we would see more vehicle owners switching".
'But there's a lot of silence out there at the moment and very little action, so consumers don't see any reason to buy AFVs and are sticking to what they know with petrol cars'. This suggests that diesel drivers are keeping older cars for longer - disappointing considering the latest diesels can help address air quality issues.
The school is located about 50 miles from Syracuse and has roughly 3,500 students. "Please continue to shelter in place". The college first reported the lockdown an hour and a half earlier, and have since called it a "real, credible threat".
The outcome, people of the state feel, would be a "defining moment" for both the NPF and the NDPP-BJP combine. They said the BJP would announce its decision formally only after the legislature party meetings.
The return of the Gandhi scion has come amid criticism for not being with his party when it suffered losses in North East. Ending 25 years of uninterrupted rule of the CPI (M)-led Left Front in Tripura, the BJP and IPFT won 43 seats.
But since it's " Times Up " without the apostrophe to make it Time IS Up, social media started giving her crap. The Harry Potter star's tattoo, which was placed on her right arm, was missing an apostrophe .
But it's hard to imagine diehard Black Mirror fans will be too upset at the realization they'll have to wait for more episodes. Can you really expect anything less from Black Mirror? "We have to be unpredictable with the show", Brooker has said .
The Emoji Movie cleaned up, taking home a total of four Razzies, with Fifty Shades Darker trailing behind with a whopping two. Tom Cruise was named worst actor for his performance in the reboot of The Mummy .
When the technology was used for the first time in the Bundesliga, it resulted in a total of 12 interruptions during the match. Infantino said that while the current VAR system "is not ideal . we have to have the ambition to get close to perfection".
If the MMA Lab product plays around and keeps his hands low for too much of this fight, he could catch a flying knee to the face. Ortega took the fight on three weeks' notice when Holloway was forced to withdraw from UFC 222 with a leg injury.
Prosecutor Mark Gibson asked the court to allow Pell's accusers to have an assistant and a support dog next to them for comfort. Pell was charged last June with sexually abusing multiple people in his Australian home state of Victoria.
Stocks rally after early plunge
The broad-based S&P 500 shed 1.7 percent to 2,667.39, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index fell 1.8 percent to 7,140.94. Apple, the most valuable USA company, got 63 percent of its sales from outside the United States in its latest fiscal year.
Allison Janney on Oscar Win: 'I Did It All by Myself
Asked if her day-to-day life might change now that she's an Oscar victor , Janney said she had to go right back to work at 10 a.m. Blige ( Mudbound ), Lesley Manville ( Phantom Thread ), Laurie Metcalf ( Lady Bird ) and Octavia Spencer ( The Shape of Water ).