Plug-In Electric Car Registrations Up 27% In UK In 2017
The British plug-in electric vehicle market closed 2017 on a high note, as market share in December reached an all-time record of 2.9%!
Half of the success lies in the growth of EVs, while the other half is in the dwindling car market in general (-14.4% last month).
In total, 4,426 new plug-ins were registered in December (up 49% year-over-year):
- 964 BEVs (down 17 percent year-over-year)
- 3,462 PHEVs (up 92 percent year-over-year)
For comparison, diesel car sales decreased by more than 31% in December!
Around 47,263 new plug-in cars were registered in 2017 at average of 1.86%. Growth for the period amounted more than 27% – not bad when the market overall decreased by 5.7%.
- 13,597 BEVs (up 33.5 percent year-over-year)
- 33,666 PHEVs (up 25.5 percent year-over-year)
The plug-in fleet in the UK now exceeds 130,000 (new registrations since 2013).