The Popularity Of Electric Cars Was On The Rise Again Last Month

The Popularity Of Electric Cars Was On The Rise Again Last Month

Registrations of new cars in the UK may have been on the decline last month, but the number of EVs amongst them was on the rise.

In fact, EVs reached a record market share in the UK in November of 10.2%, up from October’s 9.9%, with 16,052 of the things sold.

“These are challenging times for the UK new car market, with another fall in November reflecting the current climate of uncertainty," said Mike Hawes, chief executive of industry body, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

"It's good news, however, to see registrations of electrified cars surging again, and 2020 will see manufacturers introduce plenty of new, exciting models to give buyers even more choice. Nevertheless, there is still a long way to go for these vehicles to become mainstream and, to grow uptake further, we need fiscal incentives, investment in charging infrastructure and a more confident consumer.”

New car registrations in November were down 1.3 per cent, year-on-year, but these new figures indicate that one in 10 cars on the road are alternative fuel vehicles. Meanwhile, Diesel cars fell by 27.2 per cent, making up 23.6 per cent of the UK market. EVs are here to stay, people, and you'd better get on board. [Yahoo! News]

This post originally appeared on Gizmodo UK, which is gobbling up the news in a different timezone.