Welcome to the electric car revolution. In case you hadn’t realised, it’s already underway. This challenging year is proving to be a pivotal one in the fundamental shift away from petrol and diesel towards cleaner, greener battery power, from hybrid to fully electric. Sales figures for the new ‘70’ plate in September – traditionally the biggest month for car sales – are particularly telling, with a surge in pure electric and other electrified cars as sales of petrol and particularly diesel cars have slumped. Overall last month, cars with some form of electrification accounted for 31.9 per cent of all vehicles sold, up from just 12.8 per cent a year ago. Pure and plug-in hybrids accounted for more than one in ten of total car sales, with the remaining hybrids accounting for one in five sales. The electric car revolution has begun, with orders of electrified motors on the rise ahead of the new ’70’ number plate being released (stock image) For the year so far to September, sales of pure electric cars accounted for more than one in 20 sales compared to just 1.3 per cent in the same nine-month period last year. Will I get to my destination? Worrying… Read full this story
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