Hybrids and EVs increase market share in UK
New figures revealed by SMMT show increasing acceptance of green cars.
According to figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), out of the 115,706 new cars registered last month, with battery electric vehicles making up 18.8% of the market share.
22,000 pure electric vehicles were registered in UK in November 2021, which is two times more than the amount of pure electric vehicles registered last year - 10,345.
PHEVs overall made up 9.3% of the market share last month. Petrol cars took up most of the share last month, with 43.3% petrol cars being registered, whereas only 5.1% registered were diesel.
Chief of SMMT Mike Hawes commented on the statistics: "The continued acceleration of electrified vehicle registrations is good for the industry, the consumer and the environment but, with the pace of public charging infrastructure struggling to keep up, we need swift action and binding public charger targets so that everyone can be part of the electric vehicle revolution, irrespective of where they live."
These kinds of news give me confidence that in spite of the continuing issues with electric infrastructure in UK, people in the country are buying electric cars because they see them as a way to prevent the collapse of the environment. This is the proper way to prevent global warming Extinction Rebellion!