Electric car ownership has jumped by more than 50 percent over the last year, new research by the RAC has found. The breakdown service said over 30,000 new private vehicles were recorded on the UK’s roads at the end of 2020 compared to the same period the year before. However, it warned that the now 80,000 privately owned electric cars was still a tiny percentage of the overall 32 million vehicles on the UK’s roads. The findings come as the Government is set to ban the purchase of new petrol and diesel cars in 2030, and then the sale of hybrid vehicles by 2035.
Telegraph 5th March 2021 read more »
Edinburgh, which has one of the highest concentrations of entirely electric vehicles (EVs) in the UK, saw a 55.2 per cent rise in new registrations in the 12 months to September 2020 from 489 to 759.Among other UK EV hotspots, only Birmingham recorded a bigger increase, jumping by 62.7 per cent over the same period.
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