Electric sales on the up | Car Talk - Car News Jan 2019

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10:39 Wednesday 23 Jan 2019

End-of-year figures released by campaign group Go Ultra Low revealed that 59,911 all-electric or plug-in hybrid new cars were sold in the UK last year, making 2018 the seventh consecutive year of growth for the sector.

Three-quarters of those we plug-in hybrids, but pure electric cars also saw a 14% increase in sales volume compared to the previous year. The affluent South East attracted the bulk of demand, with 21,383 pure electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles registered during 2018.

With the new all-electric Kia e-Niro, Audi e-tron, and upgraded Nissan LEAF with increased battery size scheduled to hit the UK market this year, Go Ultra Low predict 2019 will see further growth in the sector.

 

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