Demand for electric cars is charging up

THE electric car market is booming. The latest industry figures show that 14,500 electric cars were sold in the UK compared to less than 5,000 the previous year.

The appeal of electric vehicles (EVs) is clear for all drivers to see. You can quickly and easily recharge your electric car from your own home, with no need to find a petrol station.

Electric cars are cheaper to run. Electricity can be up to one-third cheaper than petrol or diesel, saving you money per mile. Electric cars offer a quieter and smoother drive. With no tailpipe, electric cars don’t pump harmful emissions into the atmosphere – and fully electric cars are exempt from vehicle tax in the UK. Continue reading Demand for electric cars is charging up

Up Up and away: Electric Car Sales In UK are Up Almost 500% In February

 

InsideEves Plug-in Car Registrations in UK – February 2015
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Plug-in Car Registrations in UK – February 2015

 

February was the 36th consecutive month of car sales growth in UK – registrations went up by 12% year-over-year to 76,958.

The numbers themselves are low as February is one of the slowest sales months of the year ahead of a number plate change in March.

Despite this, electric cars grew like crazy by 497% year-over-year to 728 new registrations. Market share was 0.95%.

There were 216 BEVs (up 167%) and 512 PHEVs (up 1,066.7%).

As previously mentioned, February is a slow month, so now we look forward to what we hope to be a record-setting March. 5,000? Maybe 7,000?  We’ll find out soon enough.