New AutoMotive’s latest data revealed that electric vehicle (EV) sales in the UK rose by 60% year-on-year in April.
EVs were also the only market segment to experience a growth in sales and market share, which increased by 5% to make up 16% of the market.
The region with the highest number of new cars registered was Oxfordshire with 49% of newly registered cars being electric, which means that now one in every two cars in the county is electric.
Other reginal highlights include Wimbledon with 33% of new car registrations being electric and Birmingham at 23%.
|Fuel Type||Registered vehicles April 2023
|Market share April 2023 (%)||Registered vehicles April 2022||Market share April 2022 (%)|
Data: New Automotive.
Electric vans also experienced an increase in new registration, now holding 7% of the market – a year-on-year growth of 55%.
“It is fantastic to see such strong growth in sales of electric cars since a year ago. Electric cars accounted for almost 16% of all new registrations in April 2023, which represents a staggering 60% rise in the number of EV sold,” said Ben Nelmes, CEO at New AutoMotive.
“The shift towards electric vehicles is not just about reducing climate risk; it’s about benefiting motorists. British drivers increasingly understand making the switch to an electric vehicle is beneficial for them – they are cheaper to run, require less maintenance, and improve local air quality.”
Read more: Current+
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