Growth of Electric and Hybrid cars
Demand for electric and hybrid cars has surged in recent months. Data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show pure battery electric (BEV) sales were up by over 185% in 2020 compared to the year before. Plug-in Hybrid (PHEVs) and BEVs together represented 1 in 10 of all car registrations.
This year, there are now already over 40 pure electric models to choose from, with many more coming this year and next. For example, Volkswagen has just launched the ID.4, likely to become very popular alongside its smaller brother the ID.3. Ford has brought out an electric version of the Mustang in the form of the Mach-E. Volvo are also getting in on the act with their first BEV: the Volvo XC40 Recharge. Other brand new models include the Polestar 2, Citroen e-C4, Lexus UX 300e, Skoda Enyaq iV, and the Vauxhall Mokka-e.
Going forward, 2022-2024 is being seen by many car industry experts as the breakthrough years for electric and hybrid cars in terms of innovation, sheer choice being offered, and take-up by the public. Brand-new green vehicles are now a genuinely viable option worthy of serious consideration.
So, in summary, there’s never been a better time to make the switch to a green vehicle and benefit not only from the environmental advantages they offer, but also from very low running costs and a superb driving experience.