In November 2020, UK government has 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.

In 2021, there were 190,727 BEVs registered in the UK, compared to 108,205 in 2019 – that’s an increase of 76.3%, with the market share for BEVs increasing from 6.6% in 2020 to 11.6% in 2021 (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.

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