Record number of plug-in cars on UK roads

According to new Motorparc data released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) there is now a record 195,410 plug-in vehicles on our roads.

The UK’s largest automotive analysis shows overall ownership of alternatively fuelled vehicles (AFVs) increased by almost 30 per cent last year, with more than 620,000 hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery electric cars now in use.

In addition the UK’s plug-in car fleet ownership rose 76.6 per cent in 2018, meaning average CO2 emissions have fallen to the lowest on record, down 17.8 per cent compared with 2008 despite a record 34.9 million cars on the road.

And did you know that the 10,642 electric cars owned by women make up a fifth of those on UK roads, growing by 31.7 per cent year-on-year?


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