Plug-in Electric Car Registrations in UK – November 2017

Plug-in Electric Car Registrations in UK – November 2017

Records are meant to be broken, and we see that continuously happening with plug-in electric vehicles sales around the world.

November automotive sales found Great Britain with a shrinking market, that was down by more than 11% overall as consumers turned away from diesel models (-30.6%). It fact, it was the eighth month of declines in the new car market for the UK.

Of course, the troubles of the internal combustion engine market means nothing to the "new hotness" - plug-in vehicles.

LEVC TX electric taxi is ready for Christmas

LEVC TX electric taxi is ready for Christmas

With the wider market in retreat, surging sales of plug-in electric vehicles (up by 59.3% year-over-year) at some 3,998 registrations, translated into an all-time record market share of 2.44%...or about 1 in every 40 vehicles sold came with a plug!.

The next stop is 3%, which is hopefully not far away.

Breaking down the 3,998 registrations, we find a massively disproportional number between plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles this month:

  • 834 BEVs (up 38 percent year-over-year)
  • 3,164 PHEVs (up 66 percent year-over-year)
In total, 42,837 plug-ins have been registered YTD in the UK (+25.6% year-over-year)