COMPELLING SALES GROWTH FOR EVS

COMPELLING SALES GROWTH FOR EVS

by Content Team |
posted 15 January 2022

December’s car sales list capped off an astonishing year for electric cars. With 9,612 Tesla Model 3s leaving showrooms before Christmas, the - hugely popular American EV outsold the second-place Mini by almost 5000 units, making it the best-selling car of the month for the third time last year.

 It is very different from the start of the electric car revolution: back in 2011 the best-selling electric car in the UK was the Nissan Leaf, which sold just 635 units in the entire year. In contrast, nearly 191,000 pure electric cars were sold in the UK in 2021, giving the segment nearly 12% of the market. compared with just 8% for Diesel.

Some analysts are concerned that the growth of rapid charging infrastructure is failing to keep pace. According to data from ZapMap, the UK’s most-used recharging app, charging infrastructure grew by only a third last year while sales of EVs were up 70%.

In June, energy firm Gridserve bought the ageing Electric Highway network from Ecotricity and began an extensive replacement and expansion project, with chargers capable of filling some EVs to 80% in as little as 18 minutes. It’s hoped that hubs of chargers like these will become the norm in the next few years, with new “electric forecourts” currently under construction in Norwich and at Gatwick airport. 

 


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