The British rushed to buy all-electric cars. In February, sales of BEVs increased almost 3.5 times.

Plug-in electric car sales in the UK increased in February by 117% year-over-year to 4,566 new registrations, exceeding conventional hybrids (4,154 and 71.9% increase).

As the overall number of new registrations went down by 2.9% to 79,594, the market share for plug-ins grew to an outstanding 5.74% (one per 17.4 new cars).

Plug-in Electric Car Registrations in the UK – February 2020

  • BEVs 2,508 (up 243% year-over-year) at market share of 3.2%
  • PHEVs: 2,058 (up 50% year-over-year) at market share of 2.6%
  • Total: 4,566 (up 117% year-over-year) at market share of 5.9%
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Since the hybrids are now finding fewer customers than plug-ins, it's time to increase the pace and beat all non-plug-in hybrids (HEVs and MHEVs):

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Source: SMMT