UK: registrations on EV is up more than 40% in April

The UK’s electric vehicle market continued its now familiar growth in April, with more than 3,800 plug-in cars registered in April 2018 – representing 2.3% of the total UK car market.

 42% up compared to last year

Of the combined electric vehicle registrations, more than 900 units were pure-electric models, and almost 3,000 were PHEVs. The ratio sees PHEVs account for three out of every four plug-in cars registered in April 2018.

In 2018 to date, there have already been almost 18,000 electric vehicles registered. Numbers are making up 2.0% of the overall car market for the first four months of the year. The rolling 12-month total is almost 50,500 registrations, indicating that 2018 is already ahead of 2017’s.

Fuelled vehicles are up too

Alternatively fuelled vehicles continue to pick up sales and increase market share too. With more than 9,000 registrations last month, the sector has seen an increase of almost 50% over 2017, and has moved from a 4.1% market share to 5.6%.


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