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There could be 200,000 electric cars on UK roads by 2019

Motoring Research logo Motoring Research 11/11/2017 Andrew Brady

There could be 200,000 electric cars on UK roads by 2019 © Provided by Motoring Research There could be 200,000 electric cars on UK roads by 2019 Electric vehicle charging firm Chargemaster predicts that the number of electric cars on UK roads could hit as many as 200,000 by the end of 2018.

It comes as the number of diesel car registrations shrank by nearly 30 percent in October while the plug-in car market grew by 47.5 percent.

New car registration data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reveals that plug-in hybrid registrations increased by 46.9 percent last month compared to October 2016. Sales of pure electric cars increased by 70.6 percent – more than any other type of car.

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“We will probably end this year with 45,000 new plug-in cars having been registered, and we expect to see around 70,000 registered in 2018,” said Chargemaster CEO David Martell. “By the end of the year, we estimate that there will be 200,000 electric cars on UK roads, rising to 500,000 by the end of 2020 and to one million by the end of 2022.”

“Recent consumer research shows that the majority of people have already considered switching to an electric car, and the speed of adoption that we will see over the next five to 10 years could surprise many consumers, as well as a few industry pundits.”

Tesla's most affordable car to date – the £35,000 Model 3 – has entered production, with first deliveries due on 28 July 2017. The company has already taken 500,000 deposits for its compact crossover, and plans to ramp up production to 20,000 cars a month by 2018. The all-electric Model 3 will have a 215-mile range and hit 60mph in less than 6.0 seconds. Keep click to discover 35 other cars worth waiting for this year. © Tesla Tesla's most affordable car to date – the £35,000 Model 3 – has entered production, with first deliveries due on 28 July 2017. The company has already taken 500,000 deposits for its compact crossover, and plans to ramp up production to 20,000 cars a month by 2018. The all-electric Model 3 will have a 215-mile range and hit 60mph in less than 6.0 seconds. Keep click to discover 35 other cars worth waiting for this year. Speaking at the opening of the EV Experience Centre in Milton Keynes earlier this year, Martell said the number of electric vehicles on UK roads could hit a million by 2022.

He added: “Over the next five years, a significant number of new models will have a range of more than 200 miles, with a lower purchase price than their earlier vehicles. Consumers will also be able to choose from larger range of electric vehicles, from manufacturers including Audi, BMW, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen and Volvo, as well as significant new models such as the Jaguar I-Pace and Tesla Model 3.”

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