Over 28,000 new electric and plug-in hybrid cars bought in the first half of 2018
Figures for UK registrations just revealed by Go Ultra Low have confirmed that a new pure electric car or plug-in hybrid was registered every 9 minutes between January and June 2018.
- Figures for UK registrations just revealed by Go Ultra Low have confirmed that a new pure electric car or plug-in hybrid was registered every 9 minutes between January and June 2018
- This shows the market has grown by 25% in comparison with the same period in 2017
- Sales are increasing month on month
- The majority of demand has been for plug-in hybrids which have 40% growth in sales
- Total number of registered pure electric and plug-in hybrids now stand at over 161,000
These figures reveal the extent of the ongoing move towards electric vehicles and that the pace of change is increasing.
The latest model electric cars are popular, for example the new model of Nissan LEAF brought to market in January 2018 has proved to be the most popular pure electric car. The first 6 months of 2018 saw over 3,500 of them registered.
The figures also show the appetite for pure electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles amongst private and business motorists is continuing to increase. The strong performance of sales of these cars in the first three months of the year, was followed by a 10% increase in the second quarter which saw a further 14,655 cars sold.
EV Camel is working with Forces Cars Direct to support their customers with knowledge about EVs and in the installation of charging points under the OLEV Homecharge Grant Scheme and the OLEV EV Workplace Charge Scheme.
Steve Thornton, Managing Director of Forces Cars Direct, commented that ‘these figures show that there is strong and increasing demand for electric and hybrid cars as the breadth of offer increases. Manufacturers will be buoyed by this and encouraged to continue to ramp up their change in production towards a world which will become dominated by Ultra Low Emission Vehicles.
‘There is obviously a long way to go and the team at Forces Cars Direct is well equipped to guide our customers on the options as they become available.’
Richard Jones, Managing Director of EV Camel, commented that ‘choosing the right car for the family or business circumstances of the purchaser is clearly vital to a successful outcome. The approach of Forces Cars Direct is first class and EV Camel will support them and their customers in providing the best EV charging solutions utilising the EV Homecharge grant scheme and the Workplace Charging Scheme.