Plug-in electric car sales continue to grow in the UK in 2016 with a 27% increase in January over the previous year.
In total, 2,176 new plug-ins were registered (584 pure electric and 1,592 plug-in hybrid) in January. BEVs rose by 14%, while PHEV increased by 32%.
Market share amounted to 1.28%, which is one of the best results ever, and even the SMMT official statement notes growth of plug-ins:
“Alternative-fuel vehicles also grew in popularity – and market share – with registrations up by 32.1% on January 2015, to account for a record 3.6% of registrations. Petrol hybrids showed the largest growth – up 44.1% to 3,783 cars, while plug-in hybrid demand grew 32.3% to 1,592 vehicles and pure electric cars enjoyed an uplift of 14.1% to 584 units.”