UK Nears EV Sales Record In September
Heading into September, the UK market appeared primed to set a new all-time record month for plug-in deliveries, but in the end – came up just short (~250 shy) from besting the high water mark set earlier this year in March. But still, a worthy effort.
In total, 7,861 new plug-ins were registered, 24% more than year ago, and translates to a strong market share of 1.84%.
In other words, 1 in every 54 new vehicles sold in the UK for September plugs in!
An even more impressive result when one considers that the overall light vehicle market in the region decreased by 9.3% at the same time.
Breaking down the 7,861 registrations we find:
- 2,097 BEVs (down 1.5 percent year-over-year)
- 5,764 PHEVs (up 37.5 percent year-over-year)
For PHEVs, it’s a new all-time high!
Nearly 38,000 new plug-ins have now been registered in nine months of 2017 (up 20.6%).
Around 68% of plug-in sales this year in UK falls to plug-in hybrids.