14 Jan '14, 9am

Sales of electric cars near double in 2013; but that’s just the beginning for EVs

Sales of electric cars near double in 2013; but that’s just the beginning for EVs

Tuesday 14 January 2014. The Green Piece Column. There has been an awful lot of press about how little interest there is in electric cars in recent years. And while, yes, it is true that sales remain small when you look at new car sales as a whole. But cold, hard numbers released last week show that however humble their beginnings, electric cars are taking off, with sales of fully electric cars nearly doubling in the UK in 2013 compared to 2012, increasing 99 per cent to just over 2,500 models. Yes that’s a tiny pimple compared to the 2.26 million new cars which were registered in the UK last year (representing just 1.1 per cent of the market) but it’s an improvement that we’re seeing across the alternative fuels sector, with increase collectively of hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fully electric of a fifth to 32,715 units. Even more impressive is the 145 per cent increase in s...

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