4,000 Plug-In EVs Sold In November In UK – Record Market Share of 2.44%

DEC 10 2017 BY MARK KANE 18

Plug-in Electric Car Registrations in UK – November 2017

Records are meant to be broken, and we see that continuously happening with plug-in electric vehicles sales around the world.

November automotive sales found Great Britain with a shrinking market, that was down by more than 11% overall as consumers turned away from diesel models (-30.6%). It fact, it was the eighth month of declines in the new car market for the UK.

Of course, the troubles of the internal combustion engine market means nothing to the “new hotness” – plug-in vehicles.

LEVC TX electric taxi is ready for Christmas

With the wider market in retreat, surging sales of plug-in electric vehicles (up by 59.3% year-over-year) at some 3,998 registrations, translated into an all-time record market share of 2.44%…or about 1 in every 40 vehicles sold came with a plug!.

The next stop is 3%, which is hopefully not far away.

Breaking down the 3,998 registrations, we find a massively disproportional number between plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles this month:

  • 834 BEVs (up 38 percent year-over-year)
  • 3,164 PHEVs (up 66 percent year-over-year)

In total, 42,837 plug-ins have been registered YTD in the UK (+25.6% year-over-year)

Plug-in Electric Car Registrations in UK – November 2017

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18 Comments on "4,000 Plug-In EVs Sold In November In UK – Record Market Share of 2.44%"

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Next year will be 7.5%
The next 15%
In 4 year 45% in 8 100%
Great news

Maybe a bit optimistic but let’s hope so! I expect the new leaf and (eventually) model 3 to drive big EV growth for the next two years.

Unfortunately no RHD for a few years ?

In 20 years it will be 1200% of sales!

Perfect 😀 😀

……and the Jaguar I-Pace

With zero or low emission zones coming it makes sense for people to look at plugin vehicles.
This is something all big population centers should do, ban exhausts in city centers. That would givr a huge boost to plugins and would also improve air quality and by extension people’s health.

I am surprised at the current level of growth. The Leaf 2.0 is the next big thing here and I anticipate that folks are holding off for it’s arrival.

Model 3 is years away for us. However the Leaf 2.0, next Ioniq, kia Sonic, ext are comming fast.

And lots of new PHEVs. The plugin-sector will only grow in the UK.

Combined with the reduction of coal and additions of wind, bio-fuels and nuclear UK is really showing the way forward.

Also the European leadership in electric buses, even beating traditional green countries like Sweden and Norway.

Bad thing that nuclear needs subsidies and will get them.

Almost all wind and solar across the globe is getting subsidies. If we want a cleaner world then we will have to pay for it. The nuclear will be a great addition and give more stability.

The same goes for EVs.

Coal, oil and gas powered vehicles and electricity are still generally cheaper than the clean alternatives.


Coal, oil and gas get more subsidies than the renewable energy sources.

Wind and solar power are the cheapest form of energy throughout the world.

I said solar and wind get subsidies, you said the same. Thank you for agreeing.
No one is denying the subsidies that the fossil fuel sector has or have had.

Solar and wind are fighting against already payed installations, in few places are they close to grid parity. Not to mention not being close to being cheaper than the generation cost.
This is something that you would know if you actually followed the sector.
A new installation against another new installation would be a different story, but that is not the fight being fought.

Renewables looked at on their own, in some regions, sure, they have the lowest per-kWh cost.

But renewables don’t provide consistent enough generation to supply a major part of the grid. That requires adding storage (of whatever kind), and once you factor that in, they’re not there yet compared to the fossil fuels (ignoring the damage to health & environment, of course).

On shore wind is by a long way the cheapest. EVs in pence per mile cost a sixth of petrol.

Carbon and ICE vehicles never pay for the damage they do. We subsidise them via the NHS, lost labour and disaster relief. North Sea oil also gets a tax break to keep the industry afloat.

EVs include more than running cost. It is the sad truth. We are getting closer and closer every day and for some uses (taxis, city buses etc.) EVs are cheaper in total cost.
But the average EV is still a lot more expensive than the average ICE in total cost.

This is also no secret, it’s a painful truth we all know about. But as environmental demands on ICE’s goes up and battery cost continues to drop we are getting closer and closer to cost parity.

Get out of here with all your crazy facts. That’s not allowed around here.

You definitely see more EVs on UK roads now