According to new industry figures just released, electric car registrations have alreday surpassed their year-long 2014 total in just 6 months.
Between January and June this year there has been 14,586 new registrations, as compared to 2014’s annual total of 14,498. What’s more, The rate of growth stands at 256% against the same period last year.
This means that so far in 2015, on average, an electric car has been purchased every 18 minutes by a UK consumer.
This is an extremely positive indication that plug-in vehicles are starting to make an indent on the mainstream motoring world.
Registrations are doubling year on year in every region. This largely down to manufacturers expanding their model ranges and the government grants but also shows the level of awareness regarding the benefits of EV driving is starting to spread.
In addition to the obvious environmental advantages, consumers are starting to recognise the economic savings that can be made by switching to electric (average running cost = 2p/mile).
Transport Minister Andrew Jones said, “Soaring demand across the UK shows that more and more people view ultra low emission vehicles as the right choice for them. Plug-in cars are green, cheap to run and benefit both families and businesses. The Government is investing £500 million over the next five years to help position Britain as a world leader in the technology, supporting skilled jobs and driving economic growth.”
“Being just six months in to 2015 and having already exceeded last year’s total plug-in car registrations is testament to consumer confidence in this capable and cost-effective technology,” said Hetal Shah, Head of Go Ultra Low. “The year-on-year rises give us great confidence in the future of electric cars as we move towards an ultra low emission future.”
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