Plug-in Car Registrations in UK – April 2015

Plug-in Car Registrations in UK – April 2015

The surge in sales of plug-in hybrids in the UK was tremendous over the last couple of months, which now makes the UK the largest market for such cars.

40.6% of all plug-in hybrids sold in Western Europe in the first four months went to customers in Britain, according to EagleAID.

Together with the Netherlands, the 2 countries account for two thirds of Europe’s PHEV sales.

Of course, EagleAID is not serving us this data without a reason:

"A casual glance at overall PHEV registrations in Western Europe give little indication as to the true state of demand for vehicles of this type.

However, echoing to an extent today’s uneven sales distribution of electric car sales in Europe, AID’s compiled figures reveal a similar uneven distribution.

A direct reflection of today’s subsidy culture, tax-savings and tempting ownership perks like not having to pay London’s weekday congestion charge, AID’s figures reveal that just two countries are currently responsible for the bulk of these registrations.."

Source: EagleAID