Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S

Plug-in car registrations surged in the UK last month to the second highest level ever.

As plug-in hybrid numbers have been relatively stable for last three months (170 in June), the bulk of growth comes from all-electric car sales.

AS of time of press, we are not precisely sure where the growth comes from, but it's likely caused by some volume deliveries of right hand drive Tesla Model S, long awaited in the UK.  (We'll update when data is in hand)

With 661 new EVs, we see improvement of 246% vs. June 2013.

In total, 831 plug-ins translates to approximately 200% of growth year over year.

The 2014 YTD number already exceeds the level of 3,500 set for the whole 2013, so maybe UK will end up crossing 10,000 plug-in electric cars sold in 2014.

June 2014 – EV registrations in UK (SMMT)

June 2014 – EV registrations in UK (SMMT)