UK roads to see 200k electric cars by end of 2018

  The electric vehicle (EV) market is expanding rapidly, with the UK’s roads estimated to have around 200,000 EVs by the end of 2018. That’s according to latest statistics from […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha
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The electric vehicle (EV) market is expanding rapidly, with the UK’s roads estimated to have around 200,000 EVs by the end of 2018.

That’s according to latest statistics from Chargemaster, which found EV registrations rose by nearly 50% last month compared to the same period in 2016.

The UK saw a decline in diesel registrations by 29.9% in October – the seventh consecutive monthly fall.

More than 120,000 plug-in cars are now registered in the UK.

David Martell, CEO of Chargemaster said: “We will probably end this year with 45,000 new plug-in cars having been registered and we expect to see around 70,000 registered in 2018. By the end of the year, we estimate that there will be 200,000 electric cars on UK roads, rising to 500,000 by the end of 2020 and to one million by the end of 2022.”