Plug-In Electric Car Sales In UK Up By 71% in August, Exceeds 1% Market Share

SEP 23 2015 BY MARK KANE 6

UK new car market up again in August, marking 42nd consecutive month of growth

UK new car market up again in August, marking 42nd consecutive month of growth

August is typically one of the slowest month for car sales in the UK, although in relation to previous years it still brings solid growth of some 71% more plug-in electric car registrations (879 total).

Market share of plug-ins stands at 1.11%, which is third highest ever.

In August, approximately 578 registrations were PHEVs and 301 BEVs.

So far this year, sales of PHEVs in the UK are about twice the volume of BEVs (over 11,000 vs nearly 5,500).

Next up is September, and we expect at least some 5,000 plug-ins to be sold.

Plug-in Car Registrations in UK – August 2015

Plug-in Car Registrations in UK – August 2015

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Mark – Here’s something you might be interested in. https://www.howmanyleft.co.uk/ “How Many Left? is a database and search engine of statistics about cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles registered in the United Kingdom. Data comes directly from the Department for Transport and is regularly updated.” “My aim with this website is to make public data more accessible to the average motoring enthusiast. If you have any feedback, or if you spot any errors – please feel free to contact me. My details are at the bottom of every page.” – Olly Smith (@olly_smith) Best way to navigate website: 1. From homepage, click on (A-Z Index) 2. Find desired manufacture (i.e. Nissan) 3. Click on correct model (i.e. Leaf) 4. click on “See statistics for all NISSAN LEAF models combined.” 5. Under “Model Family – Nissan Leaf” there are four tabs. The first tab is Tax/SORN statistics, the number of cars that are currently licensed or have applied for SORN (Statutory Off Road Notification) and aren’t being driven. Drag cursor to any blue dot for read the out. This tab shows 9310 Nissan Leaf licensed at the end of Q2 2015 with 190 SORN (unlicensed) The third tab shows New Registrations by… Read more »

Cool. Thanks.

Okay Mark,

The statistics seem to lag actual events by about 2 or 3 months.

Also, you need to know all the makes and models of the EVs that are now being sold in Britain in order to look them up in the index. You can also look up early cars like the Reva G-wiz or Think City in the index. Kinda fun.

” but would like to know more about what’s going on over in Jolly Old England, U.K.”

So it Doesn’t include registrations in Scotland, Wales or NI then?

The statistics are from the Department of Transport and cover all the UK.

You can hear the indistinct clip clop of an impending stampede.