UK Plug-In Electric Car Sales Up In October, But Just By 7%

NOV 10 2015 BY MARK KANE 3

UK Extends Plug-In Car Grant Through February 2016

Plug-in cars in UK

The British plug-in electric car market was above 1% market share in October and noted probably its 38th consecutive month of growth year-over-year.

The bad news is that 1,828 registrations is just 7% up – the slowest pace of expansion over the last three years.

Interesting is that all-electric cars went up by over 48% to 686, while plug-in hybrids fell over 8% to 1,142.

The new 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (number one in sales right now in the UK) hopefully will help to restore the high growth.

Through February 2016 there will be no changes in the Plug-In Car Grant.

Plug-in Car Registrations in UK – October 2015

Plug-in Car Registrations in UK – October 2015

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3 Comments on "UK Plug-In Electric Car Sales Up In October, But Just By 7%"

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I would imagine the new 30 kWh Nissan Leaf will have quite an impact over the coming months and boost year on year sales in early 2016.

Maybe colder weather is making a difference again.

The real headline here is that BEV sales went up 48% versus the same month a year ago.