Diesel sales are collapsing around the country as registrations of new electric cars are growing.
The ev growth is fastest in North East England and Oxfordshire , according to New AutoMotive’s monthly data release, the Electric Car Count, which tracks new car registrations in the UK.
Ben Nelmes, Head of Policy and Research at New AutoMotive, said, “Across the UK demand for electric cars continues to grow, with the most significant surge in sales happening in the North East.
“Polluting diesel car sales continue to decline, and in London and Newcastle there are now more new electric cars sold each month than new diesel vehicles. Electric cars are being embraced across the UK – more and more drivers are discovering the benefits of cheaper running costs, convenient home charging and a better experience behind the wheel. All while doing their bit for the planet.”
He added that there is no denying that the switch to electric is well under way.
“Now we need local councils to ensure that charging infrastructure is in place as Brits ditch petrol and diesel guzzlers for clean electric.”
In Wales over the last quarter there were 6,321 evs registered, some 5% of the market share but incentives are low for ev drivers in Wales.
Around 60% of the evs were registered in South East Wales, reflecting the commuting area around Cardiff and Newport as well as the traditionally wealthier part of Wales.