2018 Is A Record Year For Electric Vehicles

Thu 12th Jul 2018

Registrations of electric vehicles in the UK have grown 25 per cent on last year’s figures with more people than ever before putting their faith in the futuristic engines.

The UK now has a total of 161,000 pure electric and hybrid motors on the roads, with an impressive 28,000 registered in the first six months of this year.

The figures, which have been released by Go Ultra Low, a collaboration between the car industry and the government, revealed that the bulk of the 28,000 registrations are hybrids, representing a 40-per cent increase on last year’s registrations.
Jesse Norman, Electric Vehicles Minister, said: "There has never been a better time to own an electric vehicle and these latest figures show growing numbers of people are making the switch.

"Our mission is for all new cars and vans to be effectively zero emission by 2040. That is why we are ensuring that the UK is the best place in the world to build and own an electric vehicle.

"The recently launched Road to Zero strategy sets out one of the most comprehensive support packages in the world for the transition to zero emission vehicles, including measures which will help enable hundreds of thousands of new charge points across the UK."

The Nissan Leaf remains the most popular pure electric option for UK buyers, with the total number of registrations for the Japanese EV standing at 3,511.

London’s push towards a greener city and the T-Charge has unsurprisingly had a significant impact on the adoption of EV cars, and the south east of the UK is the most popular destination for the delivery of electric cars, with almost 10,000 plug-ins registered in the region since the turn of the year.

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