EVs to power the future

Electric power could be the dominant form of propulsion for all new cars sold in the UK as early as 2027 according to a new forecast by Go Ultra Low.

From its analysis, the government and industry-backed campaign anticipates more than 1.3 million electric cars could be registered each year.

Poppy Welch, head of Go Ultra Low, said, ‘The huge interest in electric vehicles and their subsequent rapid rise in uptake has been spectacular so far, with more than 60,000 EVs registered in the past five years. These rises are just the start of the electric revolution as Go Ultra Low analysis suggests that electric vehicles could dominate the new car market as early as 2027.’

Go Ultra Low collated data from multiple electric-car sales reports and forecasts, and its conclusions are backed by Auto Express. The publication recently reported record high scores for EVs in its flagship car owner survey, ‘Driver Power’, with electric cars topping the overall best car tables and performing strongly in ease of driving and running costs categories, among others.

Steve Fowler, Auto Express editor-in-chief said, ‘The positivity and appreciation of electric vehicles by their owners in this year’s Driver Power survey is suggestive of a step-change in public perception of these vehicles. We are moving towards a tipping point for electrically-powered cars, so it’s entirely possible that by 2027 these vehicles will dominate the market as the top choice for new car buyers.’

Go Ultra Low analysed a series of market forecasts and trends for plug-in vehicle uptake considering forecasts by government, the Committee on Climate Change, the RAC Foundation, Auto Express and other industry authorities. With EV uptake continuing to grow, this new analysis by Go Ultra Low suggests that the government forecast for all new cars and vans to have ultra low emissions by 2040 is on track to be met.