Electric car market up 30% in 2016

The electric car market has seen another year of significant growth in 2016, after Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders registration figures show that sales of Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG) models increased 31.4% compared to 2015.

Electric Car Registrations 2016 (Image: Next Green Car)

Electric Car Registrations 2016 (Image: Next Green Car)

Helping drive the market forward is the continued high sales of PHEVs, with 2016’s registrations totalling 26,643, up 41.9% against 2015’s figures.

EVs haven’t performed badly either, with 3.3% growth vs 2015 thanks to sales of 10,264 in 2016 – ahead of both petrol and diesel growth of 2.7% and 0.6% respectively.

In total, 35,447 PiCG eligible cars were registered in 2016, representing 1.3% of sales, with the UK car market seeing the highest ever numver of registrations in the past 12 months, at more than 2.69 million units, the fifth fifth consecutive year of growth.

Read more: Next Green Car

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