August EV Sales In The UK Nears 1.5% Market Share
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.