Electric cars now have 7.2% of the market
Over the first four months of 2021 sales of Electric Cars had 7.2% of the market, up significantly from just 4.0% in the equivalent months of 2020.
Total plug-in vehicle market share broadly followed the trend seen in recent months, accounting for just over one in eight vehicles, or 13.2%. Unusually, plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), at 6.8% of the market, were more popular than battery electric vehicles (BEVs) at 6.5%, following cuts to the Plug-in Car Grant. Monthly BEV uptake was down compared with Q1 2021 overall, however, as they had been running at 7.5% of total registrations.SMMT – New car registrations April 2021