Electric sales could overtake fossil fuels by 2027

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Electric sales could overtake fossil fuels by 2027

In just over a decade’s time, research by Go Ultra Low has shown that electric power could be the dominant force for all new cars sold in the UK.

The government and industry-backed campaign found that more than 1.3 million electric vehicles will be registered each year by 2027. If current car sales levels remain steady (2.6 million in 2015), the projection shows that electric sales will exceed sales of those of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles.

If correct, the findings mean that the UK is roughly on track to meet a government forecast for all new cars and vans to be electric by 2040.

The study shows that more and more people are realising the benefits that come with driving electric cars – tax incentives, driving experience, low costs and helping the environment. The increase in public charge points and development in technology have been credited with persuading people to make a switch.

“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,” Poppy Welch, the Head of Go Ultra Low, commented. “These rises are just the start of the electric revolution as our analysis suggests that electric vehicles could dominate the new car market as early as 2027.”

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