The last four years have seen a remarkable surge in demand for electric vehicles in the UK – new registrations of plug-in cars increased from 3,500 in 2013 to more than 145,000 by April 2018
Figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) each month show that electric car sales in the UK have risen dramatically over the past few years. While only around 500 electric cars were registered per month during the first half of 2014, this has now risen to an average of almost 4,000 per month during 2017. The average for 2018 is better still at more than 4,700 registrations a month, but that is skewed slightly by the record breaking March 2018 sales. The rolling 12-month average is a little over 4,100 units.
By the end of 2017, more than 47,000 plug-in cars had been registered over the course of the year - a new record. This significantly improved upon the previous record, set in 2016, improving it by more than 10,000 units. By the end of the year, plug-in cars as a proportion of total UK registrations reached 2.9%, and averaged over 2017, electric cars represented 1.9 per cent of the total new car market in the UK. Figures available for the first three months of 2018 see the plug-in car market make up 2.0 per cent of all new cars sold in the UK.
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