Market car In the UK, electrification is moving rapidly. The sales of electric cars experienced a significant increase in October this year, growing by 14% and reaching a total of 153,529 units.
The UK electric car market continues to advance, with 15 months of continuous growth and a 20% increase in new car sales over the last ten months.
to report InsideevsElectric cars are developing at a faster pace and have taken over a growing part of the entire industry. Last month alone, 38,228 plug-in hybrid vehicles were ordered, up 33 percent from last year, and now accounting for nearly a quarter of all new vehicles hitting the road.
All-electric vehicles (BEVs) have enjoyed an impressive 42 months of uninterrupted growth, with 23,943 new orders representing a 20 percent increase over last year.
Plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) did not lag behind the caravan and their sales increased by 61% to 14,285 units. The UK’s appetite for electrification appears to be insatiable, with 4,753 new AC charging stations for electric vehicles being installed in the last quarter.
While fully electric cars are in first place and have a 15.6% market share, plug-in hybrid cars are not far behind with a 9.3% share. In total, fully electric and plug-in hybrids have taken over the market, with more than 375,000 units sold in the UK this year, a 35% increase.
Despite all the electric car fever, none of the standalone all-electric models are in the UK’s top 10 best-selling cars of the month, a testament to the fierce competition in the market. However, the Tesla Model Y remains a popular choice and easily ranks among the top 10 best-selling cars of the year.
In the commercial vehicle sector, electric vans are still behind passenger cars with an 18% sales growth. This suggests that the adoption of commercial electric vehicles is slightly slower than expected.