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New Electric Cars Sales Set to Overtake Petrol Cars


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New Electric Cars Sales Set to Overtake Petrol Cars

Sales of new electric cars could overtake fossil fuel vehicles as early as 2027 according to analysis out today.

Go Ultra Low, a Government and industry-backed campaign, claim that more than 1.3 million electric cars will be registered in a decade.

This puts the Government on target for its objective of making all new cars and vans electrically-powered by 2040.

There were 2.6 million new cars sold last year – 28,000 were electric vehicles - so Go Ultra Low’s projection assumes that sales will be maintained at that level. This year has started with the best period for EV cars since records began.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, which includes Sell Your Jamjar as its members, recently also revealed a 12.1 per cent rise in registrations of alternatively fuelled vehicles.

Poppy Welch, head of Go Ultra Low, told The Daily Telegraph: “The huge interest in electric vehicles and their subsequent rapid rise in uptake has been spectacular so far, with more than 60,000 EVs registered in the past five years. These rises are just the start of the electric revolution as Go Ultra Low analysis suggests that electric vehicles could dominate the new car market as early as 2027.”

Go Ultra Low analyses market trends for plug-in vehicles and gathers information from the Government, the Committee on Climate Change, the RAC Foundation, Auto Express magazine and other industry authorities.

The Nissan LEAF, currently, is the most popular electric car in the world. The all-electric hatchback can seat five adults and can travel up to 107 miles on a single charge.

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