Quarter 3 Highlights
Three more eventful months have passed and we now find ourselves at the end of Q3 and into Q4.The football season restarted and the World Cup isn’t far away, a Tennis legend retired, Kylie and Jason revisited Ramsay Street as we said goodbye to Neighbours. We now have a new King after a historic world record reign from Queen Elizabeth II.
For Global Telemetrics, we have now surpassed last year’s recovery total. 2021 saw £23 million pounds worth of vehicles recovered but now at the end of September 2022 this figure sits at £28m. With 3 months left and our recovery values increasing for each month in Q3, it looks like we are far from done yet. As the dark nights approach and the cold weather leads some people into abandoning their vehicles as they de-ice or warm up, setting up your tracking device really could be the missing piece of the puzzle when it comes to safety.
During Quarter 3, Global Telemetrics launched an awareness campaign to highlight the ease and astonishing quantity of keyless thefts around the country. It is something that we mention in our blogs often and is highlighted by news outlets around the globe. However, it still remains to be a serious problem and the cause of a lot of thefts. The AA recently conducted a poll of over 4 thousand keyless theft owners and found that 51% of vehicle owners had no protection. Details of our awareness campaign can be found here: https://www.essexlive.news/special-features/global-telemetrics-highlight-vehicle-thefts-7058341?fbclid=IwAR30PPppxdYLuT3ZRRqDsao1C1AB0a9DUWV4wE2nR76oGBc-PmqREYnCG2g
When it comes to the most recovered vehicle there is always one winner and it’s a runaway one, double the amount of the rest of the top 5 alone and equating to 53% of all vehicles recovered so far this year. Land Rover / Range Rover once again takes the number 1 spot. Over £17m worth of vehicles recovered this year so far have been either a Land Rover or Range Rover (JLR) model.
Second, third and fourth are all slightly more evenly balanced with only a few between them to take their spots. Second is Audi, third Mercedes and fourth are Fiat Ducato based Motorhomes which we have combined. BMW takes 5th spot just a few behind the aforementioned three.
When it comes to actual models as you might expect again JLR features heavily, The Range Rover Sport takes top spot with the Vogue sitting in second. Motorhomes / Caravans are in third, whilst the Volvo V90, which we saw a lot of recoveries at the start of the year especially, is in 4th place. JLR again dominate the middle of the pack with the Evoque in 5th, Defender in 6th and Discovery in 7th before the top 10 is finalised with the Ford Transit, Mercedes Sprinter and Audi RS 5.
This year has seen some high end expensive vehicles stolen including both a Rolls Royce Ghost and Cullinan, Ferrari 488 Pista and F430 Spider F1 and a Lamborghini Urus V8 Auto.
It’s not all just Range Rover’s and high end vehicles that we recover though, our 5 least expensive vehicles recovered this year so far are: A Lexmoto Diablo, BMW S100 RR, Bomag BW80 AD-5, Abarth 595C Turismo and a Kubota RTV.
Throughout 2022, we have also been identifying hotspots for recoveries around the country. There has been a slight shift during Quarter 3 compared to the two previous quarters. Whilst Greater London still leads the way South Yorkshire has now slightly overtaken the West Midlands for total vehicles recovered by Global Telemetrics. The top 5 is rounded out by Lancashire and Essex.
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This February, Global Telemetrics recovered £2.5m worth of vehicles. This is £500k more than February of 2022, and £800k more than February of 2021, highlighting the continuing rising trend in vehicle theft across the UK.
We remain on course to hit our projected recovery total of over £40m worth of vehicles by year-end 2023, compared with £38.6m worth of vehicles recovered in 2022.
Staycations are becoming ever-popular, and with spring around the corner, motorhomes and caravans across the country will soon be out on the roads again. Whilst these home-from-homes continue to gain demand, it will unfortunately lead to a likely rise in stolen vehicles.
In 2022, Global Telemetrics were responsible for the recovery of £38.6m worth of vehicles. Fiat Ducato motorhomes were the 3rd highest recovered vehicle of the year, making up for over £1m of recoveries. Other motorhome and Caravan brands such as Auto-Trail, Bailey and Adria also appeared on the list, accounting for almost £800k of recoveries.
Global Telemetrics has had a kick start to the year, with £3.4m worth of vehicles recovered during January alone.
At this rate, we are projected to recover over £40m worth of vehicles by year-end 2023, compared with the £38.6m worth of vehicles we recovered in 2022.