British Plug-In Electric Car Market Expands: Nears 3% Market Share

AUG 14 2018 BY MARK KANE 4

Sales of plug-in electric cars in the UK grew consistently and July is not an exemption.

In total, some 4,550 new plug-in cars were registered, which is 26% more than year ago, at market share of almost 2.8% (close to the all-time record of 2.9% in December 2017).

Most of the market and growth comes from plug-in hybrids:

  • 881 BEVs (up 3.6% year-over-year)
  • 3,669 PHEVs (up 33.5% year-over-year)

33,856 new plug-ins were registered so far this year, at an average market share of nearly 2.9%.

Plug-in Electric Car Registrations in UK – July 2018

Besides organic growth of plug-in car sales, the market share is improving because overall car sales weakened in the UK. In July, there was small growth of 1.2%, while during the first seven months of 2018, the market shrunk by 5.5% to 1.56 million cars.

Plug-in Electric Car Registrations in UK – July 2018

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4 Comments on "British Plug-In Electric Car Market Expands: Nears 3% Market Share"

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People here are gripped by anxiety over the where, how and how long to recharge more than actual range anxiety. It appears in conversation and in the 1-4 of BEVs to PHEVs.

The market for pure electric cars is currently only limited by the choice of long range vehicles at an appropriate price point.
As choice improves this year and next, sales will really take off.

How is this possible? I watched on FOX NEWS on Youtube where the ex-president of GM clearly said that there will NEVER be more than 2% of the car market interested in electric cars.

And PS. Tesla will go out of business by 2014.

Because your head is messed up? 🙂 🙂
That 3% includes plug-in hybrids, and plug-in hybrid Volt from GM is the grand daddy of all PHEVs.