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Hybrid, Electric Car Sales In UK Climbed 17.5% in 2013

2013 sales account for 1.4% of all vehicles registered in the UK in 2013, of which 3,584 qualified for government £5,000 grant.

Published: 09-Jan-2014

Sales of electric vehicles in the UK rose significantly last year, according to new industry figures that also reveal the new car market recorded its best year since 2007.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said that 2.26m vehicles were registered in the UK in 2013 – a 10.8% rise on 2012.

Some 32,727 hybrid and electric plug-in cars were registered, representing an above average rise of 17.5%.

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