August EV Sales In The UK Nears 1.5% Market Share

SEP 7 2016 BY MARK KANE 4

Plug-in Electric Car Registrations in UK – August 2016

Plug-in Electric Car Registrations in UK – August 2016

Plug-in electric cars in UK

Plug-in electric cars in UK

UK is one of the few countries which has noted growth of plug-in electric car sales/registrations (year-over-year), every month in 2016 (with the US and China also being part of that small club).

This year’s growth is maintained despite the fact the country’s the plug-in car grant has been slightly convoluted.

In August (one of two historically slowest months of the calendar year for EV sales in the UK) new plug-in car registrations increased 24% to 1,201, which translated to a decent 1.47% market share.

The “big rush”, as always, is expected in September – between 4,000 to 5,000 units.

Last month BEVs again decreased a little bit (13%) to 336, while plug-in hybrids are now far ahead in overall sales with 865 registrations and increase of 48%.  Of interest: ~94 of the 335 sales were the Model S and X.

Plug-in Electric Car Registrations in UK – August 2016

Plug-in Electric Car Registrations in UK – August 2016

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It helps to have a real charging infrastructure.

“Real” is the big part of the equation. Also, with gas as expensive as it is, and the Fees for Ice engines in and around London. Congestion charge. It pays to not combust on the streets!

Nice group photo, wonder why there’s no Tesla in it?

The decline is BEV sales 13% is being put down to Ecotricity who own the main charging infrastructure moving to a pay per charge business model.

I would say the UK has a good charging infrastructure and is no longer a reason NOT to buy an EV or PHEV.