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The Best New Electric Cars of 2021 in the UK

Electric car sales in the UK went up in 2021 despite the continued impact of Covid-19 and a global semiconductor shortage. We take a look at the market statistics and 2021's best-selling EVs.

*Updated January 2022 with 2021 UK EV car sales data

With a ban on the sale of new petrol powered cars on the horizon (2030), new strict emission charges popping up, and increasing numbers of people becoming climate conscious, the UK electric car industry is booming. Despite another bad year for overall car sales in the UK, the electric car (EV) market experienced impressive growth again in 2021 with 175,000 new EVs registered – a 66% growth from 2019. Popular models such as the Tesla Model 3 saw over 25,000 new registrations. 

As of November 2021 there were more than 705,000 plug-in vehicles registered in the UK – consisting of 365,000 fully battery powered electric vehicles (BEVs) and 340,000 plug-in hybrids (PHEVs).  

Should your businesses consider investing in EV infrastructure?

Businesses can get involved in encouraging the widespread adoption of EVs by installing EV chargers for employees and customers.

There are many benefits of EV charging stations that most businesses can’t and shouldn’t ignore.

For one, it puts your business on the map and is a new opportunity to attract desirable customers, and top employees – offering something your competitors aren’t.

And crucially, it’s a chance to reduce your overall carbon footprint, and clear evidence that you’re focused on supporting green business initiatives – an essential CSR component in today’s market.

Support the EV revolution and install EV chargers on your premises.

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