EV Engineering News

Plug-in sales beginning to take off in UK

Nicolas Raymond UK Flag

The UK has had a bit of a slow start getting plugged in – last June a survey showed little consumer awareness of EVs, and more recently London’s public charging network has been plagued by problems – but the Brits seem to be turning up the voltage now. This month, the Department for Transport reported that over 25,000 plug-in vehicle grant claims have been submitted since the subsidy program began in 2010.

Total sales of ULEVs (which includes EVs, PHEVs and FCVs) in 2014 were 4 times the level of the previous year. The UK is now ahead of France and Germany in ULEV adoption.

In the UK, some 25 car models and 7 van models are eligible for the plug-in grant, and 40 more models are expected to come to market over the next 3 years. The government will continue handing out grants of up to £5,000 ($7,700), until 2017, or until 50,000 grants have been awarded.


Source: UK Department for Transport via Green Car Congress
Image: Nicolas Raymond

Create Account. Already Registered? Log In

Virtual Conference on EV Infrastructure: Free to Attend

Don't miss our next Virtual Conference on December 4-6, 2023. Register for the free webinar sessions below and reserve your spot to watch them live or on-demand.


EV Engineering Webinars & Whitepapers

The Tech

BMS functional verification: the safety-first approach

Renault and Valeo develop new electric motor for EVs 

Asahi Kasei to expand coating capacity for lithium-ion battery separators

Fluor wins engineering contract for industrial-scale sodium-ion battery plant

The Vehicles & Infrastructure

EPRI’s new groundbreaking grid planning tool for electric transportation (Webinar)

Circontrol’s next-generation Raption EV chargers feature 240 kW of power, new user-friendly features

Rental companies account for a third of fossil cars sold in Norway

U.S. Steel pilots battery-electric locomotives

TeraWatt Infrastructure breaks ground on heavy-duty EV charging site near Port of Long Beach

Utah DOT receives $43 million in grants to build EV fast charging stations

SSE Energy Solutions to build electric truck charging hub in Birmingham, UK

Tips for fleet managers transitioning from diesel to EVs (Webinar)

KEBA and Easelink work to develop automated hands-free conductive charging for EVs at home

Clenergy EV adds more CPOs to its European e-roaming network, enables touch-free payments

EV Tech Explained