UK electric car sales surge despite bleak period for car market, figures show

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More than one in ten new cars sold in the UK are now battery or hybrid vehicles
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More than one in ten new cars sold in the UK are now battery or hybrid vehicles

Pure electric vehicle sales are up 664 per cent since 2016 while diesel sales are down 75 per cent through the same period, according to SMMT

UK electric vehicle (EV) sales have surged in the wake of Covid-19, with the latest industry figures for September 2020 showing battery cars continuing their forward march, despite a sharp downward trend...

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