In November, new passenger car registrations in the UK increased by 23% year-over-year to 142,889. This reduced the year-to-date sales gap to 3.4% compared to 2021.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reports 39,558 new passenger plug-in car registrations in November (up 22% year-over-year), which represents about 27.7% of the market (compared to 28.1% a year ago).
The all-electric car sales outpaced the overall market with a 35% year-over-year increase and a strong result of 29,372 units. It means that one in five new cars was all-electric.
Meanwhile, plug-in hybrids were down almost 6%. Non-rechargeable hybrids increased 67% year-over-year so the results are pretty mixed in terms of powertrains.
Plug-in electric car registrations in the UK – November 2022
BEVs: 29,372 (up 35% year-over-year) at a market share of 20.6%
PHEVs: 10,186 (down 6% year-over-year) at a market share of 7.1%
Total: 39,558 (up 22% year-over-year) at a market share of 27.7%
So far this year, more than 317,000 new passenger plug-in cars were registered in the UK, reaching an average market share of over 21%.
New plug-in car registrations, year-to-date in 2022:
BEVs: 224,919 (up 38% year-over-year) at a market share of 15.1%
PHEVs: 93,046 (down 12% year-over-year) at a market share of 6.3%
Total: 317,965 (up 18% year-over-year) at a market share of 21.4%
The Tesla Model Y once again made a splash in the UK, becoming the second most registered car with 4,229 units.
This significant achievement allowed it to strengthen the Model Y’s position year-to-date – currently #9 with 24,887 units.