UK new car market up again in August, marking 42nd consecutive month of growth

UK new car market up again in August, marking 42nd consecutive month of growth

August is typically one of the slowest month for car sales in the UK, although in relation to previous years it still brings solid growth of some 71% more plug-in electric car registrations (879 total).

Market share of plug-ins stands at 1.11%, which is third highest ever.

In August, approximately 578 registrations were PHEVs and 301 BEVs.

So far this year, sales of PHEVs in the UK are about twice the volume of BEVs (over 11,000 vs nearly 5,500).

Next up is September, and we expect at least some 5,000 plug-ins to be sold.

Plug-in Car Registrations in UK – August 2015

Plug-in Car Registrations in UK – August 2015