31 Jul '14, 10am

UK sales of electric cars reach record highs: New models = new highs!

UK sales of electric cars reach record highs: New models = new highs!

Over 11,000 subsidies have now been claimed in the UK for the purchase of electric cars, in what is expected to be the best month yet for EV sales. By the end of June, the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) recorded that a grand total of 11,260 Plug-in Car Grants had been claimed, since the subsidy scheme was first launched in January 2011. The second quarter of 2014 proved to be the scheme’s best yet, with over 2,500 grants claimed in the April to June period alone. But yesterday, OLEV confirmed that July will set a new record for the number of grants claimed. OLEV’s official twitter feed said yesterday: ‘this will be our best ever month for take-up of our plug-in car grant in UK.’ Although the exact figure for July will not be released by OLEV, it will have to beat June’s figure of 649 grants claimed (according to SMMT data) and is expected to be in the region of 1,1...

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