Figures show a surge in demand for electric vehicles
Recently, the likelihood of a predominantly electric future within the automotive industry has risen. Significantly more electric cars are being produced and some manufacturers have even announced plans to electrify all of their cars in the near future.
According to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), a total of 1,334 pure-EVs were registered in January 2019. This was a significant increase of 110.1% compared to January 2018. Although pure-electric cars are becoming increasingly popular, this data reveals that hybrid vehicles are still a more popular option for consumers. In particular, hybrid petrol-electric vehicles saw an increase of 38.3% in registrations January 2019 compared to January 2018.
We suspect this increased demand for EVs is largely driven by the substantial support and news coverage regarding plans for an entirely electric future within the automotive industry. As well, the release of fantastic new electric cars that are great for the environment, makes it easy to see why EVs are attracting attention.
The graph above shows the comparison of car registrations in December 2017 compared to December 2018 based on fuel type. It’s clear that the sale of diesel vehicles has drastically plummeted. This is likely to be due to the uncertainty and negative press regarding the future of diesel vehicles. We think this has left many drivers feeling hesitant about whether to opt for a diesel vehicle. However, when choosing a vehicle, it’s important to choose the fuel type which is most suited to your purpose for driving.
Over recent years we have seen more manufacturers release new electric vehicles which often feature cutting edge technology. Also, if you're looking for a greener form of transport but don't think a full electric car is right for you, then there’s a superb selection of hybrid cars available.
Currently, one of the most talked about electric cars is the spectacular Jaguar I-Pace. This compact SUV is Jaguar’s fist ever all-electric car. It combines excellent in-car technology, extreme comfort and a safe driving experience, making it an ideal electric car.
So, would you consider buying an electric or hybrid vehicle?
*Source: The figures used in this article are from The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) website*