The last two years have seen a remarkable surge in demand for electric vehicles in the UK with new registrations of plug-in cars increasing four-fold from over 3,500 in 2013 to almost 15,500 in 2014. Around a third of these registered EVs are plug-in hybrids which offer more flexibility than pure battery electrics as they combine an electric power-train with a petrol or diesel engine.
Recent registration data shows the new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has made a dramatic entry to the UK market; the electric SUV is already in second position with over 2,706 sales less than a year after its UK release. In third and fourth places are two more established plug-in hybrids, the Toyota Prius PHEV (with 1,226 registrations) and the Vauxhall Ampera (1,039 vehicles).
The plug-in hybrid microsite includes a buying guide and search tools to help you select a plug-in hybrid car that suits your driving needs. The microsite also includes advice about EV charging and reviews of many of the latest high-quality plug-in hybrid models.
With several new electric models due to be launched during 2015, and the Plug-in Car Grant now guaranteed until 2017, the next few years promise to be exciting ones for electric cars. Buying an electric car is now a real possibility as a number of major manufacturers launch high quality...