A new electric car was registered every nine minutes in the UK last year according to Go Ultra Low, with the electric vehicle market growing 19% in 2018.
Almost 60,000 new plug-in electric cars were registered in the UK in 2018. The total number of pure electric and plug-in hybrid cars registered to date in the UK now stands at almost 200,000.
The South East saw the highest demand in the UK, with 21,383 vehicles registered – a 24% increase on 2017. Other regions with high demand include the West Midlands (8,601), South West (8,354), East Anglia (5,672), and Yorkshire and the Humber (5,344).
Jesse Norman, Future of Mobility Minister, said: “Record levels of electric vehicle registrations clearly show how fast the UK is moving towards greener transport. The government has invested almost £1.5bn into our comprehensive Road to Zero Strategy, continuing to pave the way to a zero emission future.”