25% Increase in Electric Car Sales This Year

The electric take over has already begun, according to data recently published by Go Ultra Low.

The data released shows that sales of electric and hybrid vehicles has been rising every month this year, with 28,054 sales in the first half of 2018. This is a 25% increase on the same period last year and saw a hybrid or electric vehicle being registered every nine minutes in the UK.

Drivers seem to be opting for a steady change with the majority of electric sales being plug-in hybrids, rather than pure electrics, with 21,000 new registrations this year. The data also shows that the Nissan Leaf is still the most popular car in the pure electric market with 3,511 sales so far in 2018.

It is reassuring to see that London is quickly moving into electric cars, with 9,880 hybrid and pure electric cars registered in the first six months of the year, especially considering that the capital didn’t even make the top ten in ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) last year.

The Government announced in its Road to Zero Strategy this month that it will support the uptake of ULEVs, with the aim to ban the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 in the UK.

If you’re looking to make the switch to electric, contact us for information on our range of plug-in hybrid and pure electric vehicles.

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