An unexpected decline in interest in electric vehicles on the Auto Trader marketplace could spell trouble for the Government’s green transport plans.
Pure electric vehicles accounted for 11.6% of new car sales in 2021, up from 6.6% in 2020, but the headline figures tell a misleading story and Auto Trader, the UK’s leading online automotive marketplace, has long been warning that the sky-high price of EVs could derail efforts to wean motorists off petrol and diesel vehicles.
Now, in its latest Road to 2030 report, Auto Trader reveals that the proportion of electric cars viewed on its marketplace has dropped from a high of 26% in late September 2021 when the petrol crisis took hold, to just 16% in February.
Innovation Automotive, the UK’s first multi-brand electric vehicle company, has launched its debut vehicle, the DFSK EC35 all-electric van.
The practical, capable and affordable EC35 costs £20,999 + VAT OTR and is backed by an impressive five-year/75,000-mile warranty.
Volkswagen has reached another milestone with a new manufacturing facility for the Trinity electric model is to be built close to the main plant in Wolfsburg, at a cost of €2 billion.
The new model will go into production in 2026.
Aston Martin has moved another step forward in its journey to electrification, with an agreement to develop bespoke high performance battery cell technology alongside Britishvolt.
The collaboration, formalised in a Memorandum of Understanding, further supports the ultra-luxury manufacturer’s plans to launch its first battery electric vehicle in 2025.
Female journalists on the judging panel of the Women’s World Car of the Year have chosen the Peugeot 308 as the World’s Best Car for 2022.
It was picked from a shortlist which included the Kia Sportage, BMWiX, Ford Mach-E, Audi e-Tron GT and Jeep Wrangler 4xe.