06 Aug '13, 10am

Electric car sales accelerating through 2013

Registrations of pure electric and plug-in hybrid cars this year are already at 80 per cent of the number sold in the whole of 2012, suggesting the market for the ultra low emissions vehicles is picking up. Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) figures reveal 1,885 plug in models have been sold to the end of July this year, an improvement of 70 per cent on the same period in 2012 and 11 times higher than the volume shifted over the whole of 2010. FURTHER READING Parking and charging or charging and parking? Government teams up with car makers to spark electric vehicle market In a statement, the industry body said the growth reflects "wider interest from motorists looking to minimise CO2 emissions and take advantage of tax breaks", as well as more products coming on to the market offering consumers greater choice. The fleet of new models launched in recent month...

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