Growth of Electric and Hybrid cars
Demand for electric and hybrid cars has surged recently. 2020 data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) shows pure battery electric (BEV) sales were up by over 180% last year compared to the year before. Plug-in Hybrid (PHEVs) also enjoyed over 90% growth for the same period.
In 2020, there are now already over 30 pure electric models to choose from, with many more coming this year and next. For example, Volkswagen has just launched the ID.3, likely to become one of the highest selling electric cars of all time. Ford are bringing 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.
Going forward, 2021-2023 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.