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Battery electric vehicles continue streak of strong sales with almost 200% rise

Sales of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) continued to outperform 2019 in October, jumping 195% year-on-year. This is despite overall sales of cars dropping 1.6% in the month, according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The SMMT attributed this largely to the Welsh firebreak lockdown, which it said subdued demand. However,