Sales of plug-in electric cars in the UK continue to increase for the 13th consecutive month in May, reaching the second highest market share ever of 2.63% of new registrations.

LEVC TX

LEVC TX

In total, 5,072 new plug-ins were registered, which is 57% more than one year ago:

  • 1,099 BEVs (up 18.7 percent year-over-year)
  • 3,973 PHEVs (up 72.7 percent year-over-year)
The disproportion between PHEVs and BEVs is quite significant on the British market (see graph on the bottom). The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the most common plug-in model with share of 15% of all plug-ins in the UK.

After the first five months of 2018, sales exceeded 23,000 (up 22.6%) at an average of over 2.1% share. Not bad compared to over 34,000 conventional hybrids, which grew by roughly 18%.

Plug-in Electric Car Registrations in UK – May 2018

Plug-in Electric Car Registrations in UK – May 2018

Plug-in Electric Car Registrations in UK – May 2018

Plug-in Electric Car Registrations in UK – May 2018

Plug-in Electric Car Registrations in UK – May 2018

Plug-in Electric Car Registrations in UK – May 2018