The passenger car market in the UK noted its fourth consecutive year-over-year fall and the weakest October since 1991, with 106,265 new registrations (down 24.6% year-over-year). One of the main reasons is car supply constraints.
Nonetheless, the plug-in electric cars are expanding even in the challenging environment.
In October, some 24,537 new plug-ins were registered (up 43% year-over-year), which is 23.1% of the total.
In the recent months, the battery-electric cars continue to sell at a much higher volume and expand quicker than plug-in hybrids.
“Plug-in vehicles now account for 16.6% of all new car registrations in 2021, which, when joined by a further 9.1% from hybrid electric vehicles means that 25.7%, or more than a quarter of the new car market, has been electrified year-to-date.”
Unfortunately, SMMT does not provide ranking for plug-ins so we can’t extract more data from the basic report.