October 27, 2021

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Pure EVs sales overtake plug-in hybrids in UK

Pure EVs sales

Pure EVs sales overtake plug-in hybrids in UK 

A new milestone has been reached in the electric vehicles car industry as for the first time the number of electric vehicles on UK roads has overtaken plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs). Read further to know more about Pure EVs sales. 

According to the RAC analysis which comes from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) data and its own survey of more than 2,400 drivers, there are 332,299 electric vehicles on the road, compared with 327,183 PHEVs. It is the highest single month for EV registrations in September, when 32,721 were sold. Whereas when it is compared with 21,903 in the same month last year. There is a difference of more than ten thousand.

Pure electric vehicles are counted as 50.4 per cent of plug-in vehicles on the road more than 46.3 per cent a year ago. Plug-in hybrids are traditionally said to be a transition vehicle as they provide zero-emission driving experiences with its electric driving with the reassurance of a petrol or diesel engine for longer journeys. But now electric vehicles seem to be more making a mark towards a major shift to clean mobility to electric.

Electric vehicles sales are still not in huge numbers, we can roughly say only a per cent of vehicles on the road but we can witness their growth has been huge in recent years. From 2018 to 2019, the number of new EVs more than doubled to over 37,000, then nearly trebled to about 108,000 the next year.

It is hoped that the sales will go to a new high of 175,000 this year and it would have been higher if the semiconductor chip crisis had not hit car sales so badly.

RAC director of EVs Sarah Winward-Kotecha said “Against a backdrop of generally poor new car sales, September was a milestone month when it came to battery-electric models.

Also read related article: Electric two-wheeler sales FY2021

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