Electric car ownership in UK is hitting up, a new report says that the ownership electric car in UK jumped to 50pc in a year.
According to the report, over 30,000 new private vehicles were recorded by the end of 2020. However, it also warned that the number is too less compared to the overall 32 million vehicles on the UK road.
This new finding come as the Government is set to ban the buying of new petrol and diesel cars in 2030, and the sale of hybrid vehicles by 2035. The report presented different city names of UK that adopted the electric vehicles. Edinburgh is one such city which has the highest concentrations of electric vehicles seeing 55.2 percent rises in 12 months. Similarly, Birmingham recorded a bigger rise of 62.7 per cent in these months.
The total number of battery EVs increased by 30,000 nationwide, which 53 percent rise.
In the previous RAC research, it was shown that many drivers are putting off switching to electric cars because they considered it more expensive and difficult to fuel in the public area.
According to the RAC analysis of department for Transport figures, the number of privately owned electric vehicle jumped from 56,000 in 2019 to 86,000 in 2020.
The data also revealed that London borough of Barnet currently has the greatest number of electric car owners with 1235, followed by Wiltshire on 1,075 and Cornwall on 899.
Rod Dennis, a spokesman for the RAC said: “It’s important that the environmental and financial benefits afforded by the switch to electric cars are shared by drivers’ right across the country. Our analysis shows the extent to which the south and east of England currently dominate when it comes to the numbers that are currently in private hands.”
The organisation has urged the Government for considering scrapping VAT on new electric cars to convince more and more drivers to make a switch.
Commenting on the growth of the electric vehicles in UK, Rod said, “While starting from very small beginnings, when you consider there are around 32 million cars licensed for use in the entire United Kingdom, the growth in pure electric vehicles is extremely promising. There is a long way to go, not least as only half of these vehicles are in private hands, compared to nine-in-10 of all cars, but it’s clear that the numbers are only going one way.”
Last month, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps also had a consultation on plans that will improve the electric car purchase and making the charging in public easy similar to buying petrol.