Electric sales enjoy March surge

Registrations for new electric cars in the UK set an all-time monthly record during March.

For the first time every more than 7,000 units were sold in a single month, with 7,144 sales accounting for a 1.38% market share.

March’s high sales took the total for 2016 to beyond 10,000, with around 60,000 electric cars on our roads in total.

The spike in sales was driven by the bi annual licence plate change, with sales expected to level off at 2,000 per month from this month onwards.