On a report by Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), new numbers showed that out of 157, 198 vehicles sold in the UK, on the month of July, 2,271 of them were electric.
Even though this only represents around 1.5% of the vehicles sold, it is an increase of 158% compared to last year’s month of July.
A factor responsible for a start on the rise is the £3,500 government grant usually given to buyers of electric cars.
The chief of SMMT, Mike Hawes, also associates the numbers of EVs growing to the fact that more models like these are being manufactured:
“Thanks to manufacturers’ investment in these new technologies over many years, these cars are coming to market in greater numbers than ever before.”
A full report on The Week gathered information about the situation in the UK and the EVs.