EV News: EV sales have their best month in history, with one in five new cars registered in November 2021 being fully electric! That equates to 19% of the total new car market. As both petrol and diesel sales decline we hope this is the beginning of the EV revolution.
Over 20,000 electric cars were registered in November alone, meaning many more UK drivers are benefiting from electric driving. Not only are EVs better for the environment, they’re also much more affordable to run than conventional vehicles, and offer a brilliantly refined driving experience.
EV sales are the fastest growing segment of the new car market, representing a total of 19% of new car sales in November. In comparison, petrol cars held only 50% of the market, which has dropped significantly from 57% in November 2020. Meanwhile, diesel car sales were nearly non-existent at only 7%, a drop from 16% in November 2020.
As we know, larger cities have been quicker in rolling out their EV infrastructure and therefore we do see more electric vehicles in cities compared to rural areas. Based on a three-month rolling average, big cities like London, Oxford and Newcastle have had the biggest EV uptake.
Surprisingly, Oxford comes out on top with an average of 32% new car sales being fully-electric. Followed closely by Newcastle (27%), Bristol (26%), London (24%) and Birmingham (22%).
The race for the biggest EV share!
Can you guess which EV manufacturer had the most registrations in November? Yes, it was Tesla! Tesla is one of, if not the biggest, electric car provider across the Western world however, they still only have 15% of the market for new EV sales.
November 2021 saw further evidence of how fast the Volkswagen group’s brands were trying to secure a share of the market, with Volkswagen and Audi brands between them holding 15.3% of the market, beating Tesla.
Likewise, the Hyundai-Kia group were pushing boundaries to secure a total of 14% across their brands.We imagine this will only grow with the release of the Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5, both of which are set to be extremely popular.
Niche brands dominate the list of the top brands that have been the quickest to electrify, with DS (43%), Lexus (40%) and Jaguar (34%) in the top three. Meanwhile, Renault, Kia and Audi creep their way up the list as they begin to release more electric options.
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The Vivaro-e is fitted as standard with a 75kWh battery which gives drivers roughly 200 miles of range. Plus, with lower maintenance and running costs it’s easy on your pocket and the environment. This all-electric van allows the drivers to transport up to one ton of materials, plus unloading on either side with two sliding compartment doors.
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If you’re ready to make the switch to greener, cleaner driving then you’re in the right place! Here at EV Sales, we specialise in the sale of second hand electric vehicles. We stock everything from Teslas, Jaguars and BMWs.
At the moment, buying a brand new electric vehicle can seem quite difficult and out of reach. But we don’t think that should hinder someone’s passion to drive an eco-friendly vehicle! All of our EVs have been well looked after by our sister company, EVision Electric Vehicles. Due to this, they all come with low mileage and a one month warranty!
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* All information correct as on 06/12/2021.