The UK’s electric vehicle (EV) market has passed a new milestone by reaching over a million battery electric vehicles (BEV) on the roads, as researched by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

In January, the EV market grew by 8.2%, 142,876 new cars were registered, recording a year-on-year (YoY) uplift of 10,882 units, one of which was the millionth BEV to reach UK roads.

Specifically, 20,935 BEVs were registered in January, a rise of 21% YoY, taking the overall total since 2002 to 1,001,677.

EV Market Passes New Milestone

2024 has seen the best-performing January since 2020 and it marks the 18th consecutive month of growth, increasing its market share YoY to 14.7%.

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