One EV registered every nine minutes

The Electric vehicle market grew 19 per cent in 2018 with almost 60,000 new plug-in electric cars registered in the UK with the total number of new electric and plug-in hybrid cars registered standing at 59,911, making it the most successful year for electric cars to date.

Plug-in hybrids accounted for the bulk of the market, with 74 per cent of registrations. Pure electric cars also saw a significant boost in 2018, up 14 per cent on the previous year. This takes the number of fully electric and plug-in hybrid cars registered in the UK to date to 196,343.

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