Brexit boom as British brands MG and Jaguar are selling more electric cars than EU firms

New data from New AutoMotive claims MG tops the list of marque’s that have made the most effective switch to electric vehicles. The data shows over 1,000 MG models sold last month were electric, almost 59 percent of the marque’s total car registrations.

He said: “In some parts of the country, as many as one 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.”

The SMMT has predicted more plug-in vehicles will join Britain’s roads in 20201 than during the whole of the last decade.

Estimates show sales are around 30 percent below the average recorded over the past decade.

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive said uptake rates “must continue to grow”.

He said: “As Britain hosts COP26 and seeks to align the world in committing to achieving net-zero and limiting the global average temperature rise to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels, our latest outlook shows the UK experiencing a surge in plug-in vehicle uptake.

“Massive investment by industry as well as long-standing government incentives have seen us go from just 188 new plug-in cars in 2010, to almost 300,000 in 2021.

“To achieve net-zero by the desired date, however, uptake rates must continue to grow.

“This requires ongoing incentives to help consumers make the switch and significant investment in public charging infrastructure.

“Backed by the ingenuity and innovation of the automotive sector, we can then deliver zero-emission mobility that is accessible and affordable for all.”

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