The UK government has recently announced that it is ending the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030, and plug-in hybrids by 2035. By that point it will only be possible to buy new cars that have zero tailpipe emissions – ie. primarily electric cars.
In 2020 there were 108,205 sales of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) in the UK, compared to 37,850 in 2019 – that’s an increase of 185.9%, with the market share for BEVs increasing from 1.6% in 2019 to 6.6% in 2020 (figures from the SMMT), showing that more and more of us are buying electric cars. Reasons for this increase in EV sales include that EVs offer many benefits.