Sales of pure electric vehicles continue to rise, according to new data released this week.
Figures from the SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) have revealed sales of pure EVs increased more than 63 per cent in April compared to the same period last year. While pure electric vehicles still make up a small portion of the overall new car market, InstaVolt says it’s encouraged by the continued upward trend in registrations.
CEO Tim Payne says: “It’s promising news for the UK’s electric car market and our bid to make driving more sustainable. At InstaVolt we’re working hard to ensure the country’s charging infrastructure is ready for this rise in EVs, putting our popular rapid chargers in the ground far and wide. March in particular was a busy month for us, installing a record 72 chargers across the country.”
2019 has been an exciting year for electric vehicles. In January, an all-electric vehicle was named the What Car? Car of the Year for the first time ever. There have also been several new model launches, including the new Audi e-tron.