At a time when 71 per cent of UK car buyers are considering an electric vehicle (EV) for their next car, the all-electric 2014 Nissan Leaf has become the second ever battery powered vehicle to top the list as the UK’s fastest selling used car, taking an average of just 17 days to turn.
As well as seeing a return of an EV at the top of the national top 10, March also saw a record number of alternatively fuelled vehicles (AFVs) earning a place on the regional top 10s. In London, the 2016 and 2015 variants of the electric-hybrid Mitsubishi Outlander were second and fourth fastest to sell, taking a respective 10 and 14 days to leave forecourts. In addition, the 2018 Toyota C-HR electric hybrid was tenth place in the South East, taking an average of 24 days to turn.
Karolina Edwards-Smajda, Auto Trader’s Director of Commercial Products, said: “An all-electric vehicle making it to the very top of the UK’s fastest selling is really quite significant, and reflects the trends we’re seeing elsewhere. Not only are there record rates of adoption of AFVs in both the new and used car market, but research for our latest Market Report showed that nearly three quarters of car buyers are considering an EV for their next purchase. Mass adoption is a way off yet, but there is clearly a growing shift in perception which will offer huge opportunities for the industry.”