The UK saw 9.75% plugin electric vehicle market share in August 2020, up from 4.4% in August 2019. Year to date plugin share now stands at 8.2%. The overall auto market was down 5.8% compared to a year ago, at just over 87,000 units.
The UK auto industry body, the SMMT, doesn’t report individual model results in its monthly general summaries. However, we can get a sense of the UK’s favoured plugin models in the first half of 2020 (i.e., not yet including July or August sales), from the European Alternative Fuels Observatory.
We can see that the Tesla Model 3, Nissan LEAF, MG ZS EV, Jaguar I-Pace, and Renault Zoe were the most popular BEVs, all selling over 2000 units in the first half of the year. The BMW 330e and the Mitsubishi Outlander were highest selling PHEVs.
The MG ZS EV deserves a shout out for grabbing the 3rd place spot for BEVs in its first full year of availability — a great achievement.
Notably, the Tesla Model 3 was by far the most popular UK plugin in the first half of the year, outselling the next 4 BEVs combined. Let’s see if September will bring another strong end-of-quarter performance for the Tesla.
Read more: Clean Technica
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