Cambridge goes electric

Cambridgeshire has embraced electric cars to the tune of a 40-fold increase in four years.

Figures from the DVLA show that from a base of just 20 fully electric or plug in vehicles in June 2012, there are now 822 in the county. That works out as one plug-in vehicle for every 787 people.

Huntingdonshire has the highest proportion of electric cars in our area, with 392, or one for every 446 people, while in South Cambridgeshire it’s one for every 782 people, East Cambridgeshire one for every 1,180 people and Fenland one for every 2,156 people.

The number has risen from seven in 2012 to 112 now in Cambridge itself.

Across the country there has been a 20-fold increase in the uptake of EVs in the past four years.