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EV Ownership Statistics

Posted in General News on Wednesday, September 13th, 2023

Electric Vehicles (EVs) have become increasingly popular across the UK. A-Plan insurance has analysed the data from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency showing the number of privately owned cars and what fuel they use across each region of the United Kingdom. The data looked at the last quarters of 2020, 2021 and 2022. The data shows that private ownership of hybrids has increased by 83% across the United Kingdom, while ownership of fully electric vehicles has risen by 178%. 

The area with the largest increase in hybrids is Northern Ireland, with a 133% increase in ownership. England is the nation with the lowest increase in hybrids having only a 78% increase over the last three years. In terms of fully electric vehicles, Wales has the largest increase in private ownership, with a rise of 210%. A Welsh government report from 2020 revealed that there were only 302 charging points across the whole of Wales, with the highest number being found in Cardiff.

As of July 2023, the number of charge points in the UK reached 45,737 this is a 40% increase compared to 2022. 32% of these charge points are in the Greater London area alone. 8.9% are in Scotland, 4.2% are in Wales and only 1% are in Northern Ireland. An A-Plan Spokesperson said “Electric and hybrid vehicles are becoming increasingly popular in the UK. With the government’s plan to ban new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030 and then to ban all new vehicles that do not have zero emissions by 2035, manufacturers have been increasing the options for low and zero-emission cars.” 

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