British port filled with new carsMay 15, 2020
One of the ports in the UK has become parking for tens of thousands of unsold cars. This happened in connection with the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic, which cut off the demand for new cars around the world.
The British tabloid Daily Mail showed pictures of the seaport of Sherness, which is located in the northern part of the UK. Due to the ongoing epidemic of coronavirus and the restrictive measures introduced because of it, it has become completely crammed with tens of thousands of vehicles of various brands.
According to estimates by the United Kingdom’s Car Manufacturers and Sellers Association, the level of sales of new models in the UK reached the historic low of the post-war 1946 period. Currently, only 871 vehicles have been sold in the country, which is 97% less compared to the same period in 2019.
The seaport is not the first non-standard place in the UK that has been redesigned for parking. Thus, an improvised parking was organized at the former military base of the British Air Force in Oxfordshire. The total price of cars that are left at the base is £ 35 million
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