The latest UK electric car sales data for October 2021 shows that Oxford sales of electric vehicles (EVs) now represent 30% of the market.
Oxford has seen one of the most dramatic increases in EV uptake nationwide, with sales almost doubling in the past 12 months. 30% of new cars bought in Oxford are electric vehicles (EVs), up from 16% of the overall market in Oxford just a year ago.
This data is from New AutoMotive, an independent transport research group supporting the uptake of electric vehicles in the UK.
Speaking about the figures, Head of Policy and Research at New Automotive, Ben Nelmes, said: “In some parts of the country, as many as 1 in three new cars are fully electric.
“As world leaders gather in Glasgow, these figures are a reminder of the great progress the UK is making towards clean transport. We hope that other countries follow the UK’s lead by setting ambitious dates by which they will end the sale of new polluting cars.
“October’s new car registration figures showed the diversity of the market for battery electric cars in the UK - with no brand securing more than 10% of the market for new EV sales. Parts of the country are racing ahead in the switch to electric cars. Nearly one in four new cars bought in Newcastle in October was fully electric.”
At the national level, electric cars account for over 15% of the market for the second month in a row - with many brands now recording increases in EV registrations.
October’s new car registration figures showed the diversity of the market for electric cars in the UK - with no brand securing more than 10% of the market for new EV sales. This is good news for drivers because competition will likely help drive prices down.