New Figures Reveal That Number of Electric Cars On UK Roads Rose By 44%


Electric vehicles have been experiencing a rise in demand, with fresh data revealing that there are currently 44 percent more cars on the road as compared to the number that was recorded three years ago.

According to research that was conducted by a company that is specialising in automotive data called Cap HPI, this amounts to over 21,000 more electric vehicles that are registered in the United Kingdom in April 2018 compared to that in 2015.

Overall, the number of electric vehicles on the roads of the United Kingdom is still considered to be a small portion of the total number of registered cars. Out of the 26 million, approximately 37,500 are alternatively fuelled, meaning they are not run on petrol.

An electric vehicles expert at Cap HPI, Chris Plumb, stated: “Drivers are showing growing confidence in the technology as the real-life ranges of vehicles increase and faster charging is available.

“Manufacturers also provide more choice with many now providing an all-electric option.”

Overall, electric cars are considered to be a much more affordable alternative as they are cheaper to run and are exempt from road tax.

Plumb added: “Increasingly, people are saying they enjoy the driving experience in electric vehicles. As clean air zones roll out across the UK, we expect the popularity of these cars to continue to grow.”