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Electrified cars grow to 10% of UK market share

Registrations of alternative drive vehicle reached a new record of 10.2 per cent market share 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 16,000 cars, according to official data released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). This comes amidst a decline in the overall new car market.

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Alternatively fuelled vehicle (AFV) registrations include hybrid, plug-in hybrid and purely electric cars. In detail, the new electrified vehicles share for November 2019:

  • 4,652 battery-electric vehicles, up 228.8 per cent compared to the same month last year
  • 4,362 plug-in hybrids (+34.8%)
  • 7,038 hybrid cars (+15%)

BEVs 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.