Global EV count zooms up to 3.2 million

As of the start of 2018, there were more than 3.2 million electric cars on the world’s roads. That’s according to new research from the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW), which shows 2017 saw a record-breaking 1.2 million new registrations. Last year saw around 55% growth – ZSW says if the […]

Plug-in vehicle registrations smash quarterly record

  Registrations of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) reached 12,932 in the third quarter of this year, breaking UK records. That’s according to Go Ultra Low, which says the landmark figure set between July and September was an increase of 36% over the same period the year before. It exceeded the previous record quarter of January-March […]

First half of 2017 breaks EV records

More electric and plug-in hybrid cars were registered in the UK in the first half of 2017 than any other six-month period previously. That’s according to Go Ultra Low, a consortium of vehicle manufacturers, government and the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), which said a record 22,480 were sold. This is an increase […]

EVs and plug-in hybrids increase in popularity

The latest car registration figures from the automotive trade association SMMT show that EVs and plug-in hybrids are increasing in popularity. In the 11 months up to November more than 2.1 million new cars were registered in the UK. Of those around 1.4% were Alternatively-Fuelled Vehicles (AFVs) – just shy of 30,500. It represents a […]