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One in ten new cars sold in November were hybrid or electric

Posted On: 5 Dec 2019   |   Posted By: Autocar

One in ten new cars sold in November were hybrid or electric

Record 10.2% market share reached for electrified models in UK, but market declined by 1.3% overall in November
Hybrid and fully electric models reached a record market share of 10.2% last month, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
Over 16,000 hybrid, plug-in hybrid or pure electric models were registered, with battery electric vehicles registering a 228% rise over the same period last year. That's despite the overall UK car market shrinking by 1.3% year-on-year.
Mild hybrid vehicles, said not to be included under the ‘alternatively fuelled vehicle' banner by the SMMT, registered huge increases over November 2018, up to 454% for petrol mild-hybrids. Diesel declined substantially once again, down from a 32% share in November 2018 to 23.6%. Petrol cars continue to dominate the market.
The SMMT puts the overall market decline down to weak private demand, with business registrations recording a less significant drop and fleet registrations actually rising....

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