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2022 electric car sales already higher than the whole of 2020

According to data from New Automotive more electric cars have been bought so far in 2022 than over the entirety of 2020.

The data shows how the EV market is continuing to grow, with the top three manufacturers for EV registrations all newcomers in the industry. In July 2022, Genesis took top spot with 68% of cars registered being EVs, DS came in at second place with EV registrations making up 36%, and Cupra saw 34%. Jaguar came in at fourth place with 32%.

The number of diesel cars registered have remained at historic lows, accounting for around one in 10 new cars bought, whilst sales of petrol cars have not recovered since before the pandemic.

The growth of the EV market is expected to accelerate in the coming years as the UK prepares itself for the 2030 ban on new petrol and diesel vehicle sales. However, following big investment in the UK’s charging infrastructure, we think there has never been a better time to buy a new or used EV.

By the end of 2022, it's projected that electric cars will outsell diesel and mild hybrid diesel. Petrol is set to remain the most popular fuel choice for used car buyers for the next few years, yet, while diesel is expected to become a niche choice over time as drivers opt for cleaner and cheaper plug-in alternatives.

How many electric cars are in the UK?

According to the latest vehicle stats, the electric car market is booming. EV car sales increased by 76.3% in 2021, and there are an estimated 477,000 electric cars (EVs) on the road in the UK and over 790,000 plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), as of June 2022.

What percentage of electric cars are in the UK?

It is estimated that between 2% and 3% of cars in the UK are electric or hybrid as of June 2022.

When will all cars be electric in the UK?

All new cars and vans sold in the UK must be fully electric by 2035. The government is currently on course to ban the sale of new cars and vans powered entirely by petrol and diesel by 2030 and ban the sale of new hybrid vehicles by 2035.

How many electric car charging stations are there in the UK?

Charging infrastructure in the UK is growing at a rapid rate with new charging points being added daily. According to the latest charging station stats, there are 33,281 EV chargers in the UK, as at the end of July 2022. These devices provide 54,779 electric car charging connectors.

We provide installation, testing and maintenace of all EV Charging Point types throughout the UK, if you'd like support with your EV Charging Points or station, please don't hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team, you can contact us here: 01604 696113 -


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