, 2022-12-31 09:08:32,
The arrival of many new electric vehicles in 2022 saw their market share surge by an astonishing 38% compared with the year before, and the rise of EVs is set to accelerate again in 2023.
In November, electric cars represented the second most popular type of car after petrol-only models, with a strong 15.1% market share.
Such was the strength in demand for EVs in 2022 that in June the government saw fit to axe its plug-in car grant that had been operational since 2011, citing “the success in the UK’s electric car revolution” as the reason for the move.
It’s fair to say that, shocking petrol and diesel price rises in 2022 notwithstanding, one of the biggest reasons that electric vehicles have really taken off is due to much greater choice in the market, with EVs now capable of appealing to a much broader range of customers.
It’s also no longer possible to lump together all electric cars in one category … most ‘best car’ lists by segment will now feature at least one EV
At the end of 2021 there were around 50 electric vehicles on the UK market, and today there are approximately 75 different electric vehicles for sale in Britain. There are now excellent EVs in all segments from little charismatic city cars, to stylish and practical family hatches, as well as large, luxurious SUVs and high-end sports cars.
The number of EVs for sale and the breadth of choice will only increase further as more manufacturers’ electrification…
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