More Than 6,000 Plug-Ins Sold In UK In September

OCT 10 2016 BY MARK KANE 6

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UK’s overall new car registrations in September (one of two plate-change months) hit new high of 469,696.

However, plug-in vehicles also noted a great month with 6,263 new registrations – the second best result ever, up 53% year-over-year.  The monthly result gave plug-ins a 1.3% market share for the month.

September was especially good for plug-in hybrids, which grew by 69%, up to 4,135 registrations, while all-electric also increased by 37% – up to 2,128.

Another great achievement for the UK is crossing the mark of 75,000 plug-in cars on the road registered through the program all-time.  Of note/update (hat tip to EMC2):  We should also note that total plug-ins on the road number about 85,000 overall.

Plug-in Electric Car Registrations in UK – September 2016

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6 Comments on "More Than 6,000 Plug-Ins Sold In UK In September"

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What is plate-change months? And why does anyone have to change plates?
Here in Denmark a car usually keep the same plates for it’s entire lifetime?

Nobody changes there plate it a change for new cars going from for eg 16 to 56 its just a 6 month designation change

Odd but some people know what the letters/numbers on a plate signify, and wait for the ‘new’ plates to show how ‘new’ their car is.

The UK is a growing market which is good to see, shame that the GM Bolt will not get any sales.

This article is misinterpreting the 75K mark. It is over 75,000 eligible vehicles granted the Plug-in Car Grant, not registrations! Check here:

Total registrations is a higher number, since not all cars are not eligible for the PICG. The Tesla Roadster never was eligible, and since early this year, the expensive plug-in hybrids, such as BMW i8, there is a cap on the purchase price. And some people, just don’t make the claim. Just check the figures in top of the SMMT table to see they don’t match PICG registrations.

Plug-in cars on the road since 2010 (before the PICG) totaled about 85,000 by the end of September, check here:

Hey Emc2, yes we should note both the registrations through the program and overall as it can be confusing.

Added to article now (and hat tip to yourself), thanks!