Registrations of alternative drive vehicle reached a new record of 10.2 per cent in the UK during November. This means more than one in 10 cars joining British roads were either hybrid, plug-in hybrid or pure electric.
This is equivalent to 16,052 cars, according to official data released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). This comes amidst a decline in the overall new car market.
Alternatively fuelled vehicle (AFV) registrations include hybrid, plug-in hybrid and purely electric cars. In detail, the new electrified vehicles share as follows in November: 4,652 battery-electric vehicles, up 228.8 per cent compared to the same month last year, 4,362 plug-in hybrids (+34.8%) and 7,038 hybrid cars (+15%). BEVs thus acquired a market share of 3% this November.
Elsewhere, petrol grew 2.0%, taking the largest share of all registrations (62.2%), as diesel fell -27.2%. Year-to-date, the overall UK new car market is down -2.7%, with 2.2 million cars registered.