Sales of Electric Cars are on the Rise!

Ever thought that an electric vehicle could be for you? Many of our Want Driving Lessons drivers agree that there are both good and bad things about electric vehicles. On the plus side they are better for the environment. Electrically powered cars do not give off harmful emissions. One of the downsides is that the charging time for the cars could be quite lengthy, 30 minutes to an hour in fact!

Despite that, it was found that UK drivers are liking the idea of electric cars. Especially this year! 2016 Has seen record numbers of consumers buying electric powered vehicles for the first time. Go Ultra Low is a government and industry campaign that hopes to increase awareness of electric cars and vans. Their statistics have shown that these cars were up by around 31.8% than they were in 2015.

From January to August 2016, 19,252 electric cars have been sold and registered in the UK alone! That is 4,640 more cars than this time last year.

Why are electric vehicles becoming so popular all of a sudden?

A big pull is that they are cheaper to run than a regular petrol guzzling car. That is something that will appeal to almost anyone driving, as the costs of driving can soon add up to quite a hefty amount. Electrical cars can cost as little as 2p a mile! That’s a huge saving all round.

The advances in technology when it comes to electric cars and vans has also come forward in huge steps. his has meant that the quality of these vehicles is also at an all time high. They are eco-friendly too. With more and more of us thinking about the environment, driving an electric car is the natural choice for so many of us.

The sector that is responsible for producing low-emission electric vehicles currently employs around 18,000 people in the UK. So it stands as a growing part of the economy, something that the UK may grow to rely heavily on in the coming years after Brexit.

There are plans by several manufacturers that by 2050, as much as 100% of the cars and vehicles on the roads are completely zero emission! That’s quite a goal! However, with the rate that electrical cars are growing in the UK, this could be a very doable aim! Especially when around £600million of government investment has already been pledged to the cause. With UK car manufacturers able to apply to the government for funding.

The Future of Driving Could be Electric!

So it seems with low costs and zero harmful emissions, electric vehicles are the way to go. But who are the big manufacturers making waves in the electric vehicle world? Mitsubishi have been producing their Outlander PHEV. This model was the greatest contributor to the increase in electric vehicles on the road this year with an impressive 5,738 cars sold right here in the UK.

Next, Nissan has put in the work with it’s LEAF car. During the first six months of the year, this fully electrical run car was the most popular and sold around 2,336 vehicles. The motoring world is at the beginning of it’s adventure with electrically powered cars. Who knows what the next six months will bring!

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