THE number of electric vehicles on Britain’s roads has leapt 128 per cent since 2015, according to automotive data experts cap hpi.

The study compared April 2018 to April 2015 and found there are 21,019 more electric vehicles.

Overall, the numbers are still small with only 37,483 electric vehicles on the road today.


The figures do not account for vehicles that have been scrapped or exported and include all types of vehicle.

Chris Plumb, electric vehicles expert at cap hpi, said: ‘Drivers are showing growing confidence in the technology as the real-life ranges of vehicles increase and faster charging is available.

‘Manufacturers also provide more choice with many now providing an all-electric option’.

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