June was the fourth best month in terms of plug-in electric car sales in the UK as 6,272 new plug-ins were registered.

Besides the healthy growth of nearly 38% year-over-year, the market share is very high - 2.67% (second best ever).

Most of the market and growth comes from plug-in hybrids:

  • 1,519 BEVs (up 4% year-over-year)
  • 4,753 PHEVs (up 54% year-over-year)

In the first half of the year, sales increased by a quarter to 29,363 at an average market share of over 2.2%.

Plug-in Electric Car Registrations in UK – June 2018

Plug-in Electric Car Registrations in UK – June 2018

While we enjoy the market expansion of plug-ins we also see that the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) sends alarming signals to support shrinking diesel sales (-30% in the first half of the year). Hopefully, the growth in EVs will become high enough so that we can soon forget about diesel.

"SMMT urges government to back new-tech diesel, as uncertainty continues to impact new car market"

"Strong growth for petrols and plug-ins can’t offset heavy diesel declines, with demand down -28.2% as buyers hesitate."

Plug-in Electric Car Registrations in UK – June 2018

Plug-in Electric Car Registrations in UK – June 2018