Plug-ins make up almost 30% of the UK new car market during November

Sales of Battery Electric Vehicles and Plug-in Hybrid vehicles have continued to increase across the UK during November 2021 with almost 30% of all new vehicles registered having a plug. A total of 21,726 Battery Electric Vehicles were registered, up from 10,345 recorded in the previous November, while the year to date market share for BEVs sits at 10.6% almost double the market share at the same point last year.

In Northern Ireland 252 new Battery Electric Vehicles were registered accounting for 9.66% of the market. This figure was up 41% on the number registered during November 2020.

In Scotland 1,247 new Battery Electric Vehicles were registered, accounting for 10.9% of the market.

The figures are provided by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) with additional regional data provided by New Automotive

Reflecting upon the continued increase in the uptake of Electric Vehicles, Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive said:

‘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.’



UK car registration summary November 2021 Image credit SMMT