Plug-in Electric Car Registrations in UK – May 2016

Plug-in Electric Car Registrations in UK – May 2016

Nissan LEAF

Nissan LEAF

UK's plug-in electric car sales continue to strengthen in 2016, with May's result showing a 20% improvement over 2015.  Total plug-in sales reached 2,345 vehicles.

The market share of EVs in the UK automotive segment overall also improved from 0.98% year ago to 1.15%.

The bulk of the sales increase is once again built on the shoulders of the PHEV, as BEVs continue to step back.

Mix of new plug-in registered:

  • 517 BEVs (-17%)
  • 1,828 PHEVs/EREVs (+38%)
Total UK EV sales after the first 5 months of the year has now crossed 15,400, while the total number of registrations via the "Plug-In Car Grant eligible cars" list has hit 63,100.