Almost 5,000 Plug-In Electric Cars Were Sold In UK In November

DEC 10 2018 BY MARK KANE 8

Market share was maintained at 3%

As expected, the plug-in electric car market in the UK was affected by lower incentives and withdrawal of some plug-in hybrids models (not certified to WLTP requirements). Overall, plug-in sales increased but by only 16.3% to 4,855 as the PHEVs barely noted an increase:

  • 1,414 BEVs (up 69.5% year-over-year)
  • 3,441 PHEVs (up 3.1% year-over-year)

Market share for the month of November is 3.1% (same as in October).

So far this year, sales amount to 54,413, which is 22% more than a year ago. Average market share is over 2.4%.

  • 13,940 BEVs (up 10.4% year-over-year)
  • 40,473 PHEVs (up 26.7% year-over-year)

Plug-in Electric Car Registrations in UK – November 2018

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3% market share is still very low. It’s still baby steps for the UK at the moment. Let’s hope they can at least increase market share to double digits (10%?) within the next 3-4 years? (Is that a realistic target?).

Very realistic.

English people tend to be cynical, we worry FAR too much about the cons of things and not enough about the pros. EVs are gaining popularity but ironically this cynicism is leading us to approach them far too cautiously. It’s a small island so range isn’t really an issue – especially not for anything that can do at least 200 miles, but people talk as if they won’t be able to get to the next town and back!

Also in addition to grant reductions, cars just cost a lot to buy here…

All the incentives for PHEVs in the UK has been removed.
This will substantially reduce sales.
Also The £4,500 BEV grant has been reduced to £3,500.
The base model leaf now costs £26,190.
The average British motorist can’t afford that.
It will be interesting to see the effect on sales.

When is Model 3 arriving in the UK? It’s not in the first wave of European countries, right? I wonder if Tesla will start delivering them in the UK in Q2 or wait until Q3 or later…

Second half of 2019. Probably Q3 deliveries.

Do Not Read Between The Lines

Last 2019Q2 or 2019Q3 depending on how demand is for the high spec Model 3s elsewhere.

Considering they sold about 6 Prius in London during 2000, they have improved.