UK MOT Statistics

We’ve crunched the data recorded and held by a range of UK government sources such as the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and renowned industry sources about MOT testing.

Our realtime findings detail one of largest and most comprehensive analysis of UK MOT data currently publically available.

Below you will find key information and top data highlights presented about MOTs performed in Great Britain including results by: 

Data displayed on this page is updated hourly so you can check back regularly to find new and interesting insights about MOTs performed.

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Please note that this information is not classed as an ‘official statistic’. This means it’s not subject to scrutiny and assessment by the UK Statistics Authority. 

MOT Results from analysing over half a billion MOT records

69,700,093
TOTAL VEHICLES

656,363,308
TOTAL MOTS

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Number of MOT Tests per Day

When?Number of MOT Tests
Thu 19th May 202296,340
Wed 18th May 2022121,517
Tue 17th May 2022129,127
Mon 16th May 2022128,876
Sun 15th May 20221,578
Sat 14th May 202246,858
Fri 13th May 2022115,195
Last updated at 15:41 on 19th May 2022. Next update 8 minutes 50 seconds from now.

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How many cars we have stored per year

Vehicle Registration YearNumber of Vehicles
202112,779
202025,487
20191,226,836
20182,778,706
20173,099,007
20163,212,985
20153,131,801
20142,903,693
20132,623,046
20122,356,168
20112,263,614
20102,314,787
Last updated at 15:41 on 19th May 2022. Next update 8 minutes 50 seconds from now.

Number of vehicles stored per fuel type

Fuel TypeNumber of Vehicles%
Petrol42,546,96861.06%
Diesel26,372,71037.85%
Hybrid Electric (Clean)564,3040.81%
Electric118,2040.17%
LPG49,0690.07%
Other20,3430.03%
Last updated at 15:41 on 19th May 2022. Next update 8 minutes 50 seconds from now.

Top 10 vehicle makes MOT'd

RankVehicle MakeNumber of Vehicles
1.FORD10,847,109
2.VAUXHALL7,677,530
3.VOLKSWAGEN5,233,569
4.PEUGEOT3,942,585
5.RENAULT3,307,883
6.BMW3,112,310
7.NISSAN2,966,937
8.TOYOTA2,733,444
9.CITROEN2,482,508
10.AUDI2,408,603
Last updated at 15:41 on 19th May 2022. Next update 8 minutes 50 seconds from now.

Top 10 colours

RankVehicle ColourNumber of Vehicles
1.BLUE13,194,879
2.SILVER12,294,727
3.BLACK10,972,973
4.WHITE10,366,933
5.RED8,819,667
6.GREY7,299,360
7.GREEN3,841,611
8.YELLOW557,962
9.ORANGE426,068
10.BEIGE390,172
Last updated at 15:41 on 19th May 2022. Next update 8 minutes 50 seconds from now.

This data contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.

Last updated 15:41 on 19th May 2022 - 8 minutes