12 Oct '17, 2pm

UK Plug-In Car Growth Continues With Best-Ever Quarterly Registrations

UK Plug-In Car Growth Continues With Best-Ever Quarterly Registrations

New electric vehicle registration data in the UK shows that public appetite for plug-in vehicles continued to accelerate in the third quarter of 2017. A total of 12,932 plug-in models were registered between July and September, a rise of 36% on the same period in 2016 and 721 units higher than the previous record quarter, January-March 2017. The best-ever quarterly figures follow a record September, with 7,794 plug-in models registered (27% up on September 2016). This was driven by the rapidly expanding variety of plug-in vehicles offered by manufacturers, their low running costs, and the continually-improving national charging infrastructure. With demand continuing to increase, this year’s registrations are expected to exceed the full-year total for 2016 by the end of October. The popularity of pure electric cars continues to drive growth, with 11,127 new vehicles sold in...

Full article: http://electriccarsreport.com/2017/10/uk-plug-car-growth-...

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