Sales of electric and hybrid vehicles rise

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Sales of electric and hybrid vehicles rise

Sales of electric and hybrid vehicles between January and September are up 139% from 2014’s figures. Over 21,000 motorists have decided to purchase an eco-friendly car so far this year.

The new figures, released by Go Ultra Low show the upsurge of motorists considering these vehicle types. The proportion of new car registrations that are ultra-low emission models is currently at 1% for this year, a large improvement in comparison to the 0.44% in the same period last year. The Government is aiming for this figure to reach 5% by 2020.

Poppy Welch, Head of Go Ultra Low, said "The growth in plug-in car registrations is excellent news and in line with our expectations.”

"This trend should continue over the course of this year as we know that motorists are keen to achieve maximum miles for the lowest cost, while minimising emissions and environmental impact."

Green Motion stock a number of the 27 electric or plug-in hybrid cars currently on the market in the UK. Our stock contains the two most popular; the Mitsubishi’s flagship Outlander PHEV and the Nissan Leaf, selling 9,303 and 4,285 models respectively so far in 2015.

Sian Marston, operations director at Green Motion says “We’ve found that our customers are really surprised and happy with the performance of these cars. A lot of people are now wanting to trial these cars before committing to the purchase- they see first-hand just how economical they are.”

The figures for the study are supported by the IMI (Institute of motor industry) claims that it has found that 53% of UK drivers are now planning to lease or buy an electric or hybrid vehicle within the next two years.

To find out more about renting a low emission electric vehicle from Green Motion, call us today on 0333 888 4000.

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