Nissan has predicted that in only 4 years time, electric charging points will be more common that conventional fuel stations. Nissan who currently make the best selling electric car, the Leaf, believe that there will be 7,900 EV charging points by 2020 by august 2020, compared to the 7870 petrol and diesel stations that they will remain. The first 6 months of this year saw a huge increase of electric vehicles sales, in fact they went up by 31.8%. Now a total 19,252 electric cars have been registered in 2016 alone.
The government has been offering a grant scheme for EV buyers, which has been reduced from a maximum of £5,000 down to £4,500 but this certainly hasn’t stopped the remand for electric. If Nissan’s predictions are correct that we only expect EV sales to rocket through the coming years, and with a strong collection of electric cars in the pipeline and the increased popularity of the fantastic all electric Formula E series, it looks to be exciting times ahead.
Ford are set to release their first all electric car, the Focus electric shortly, and from early reports, good words have been said. Visit Dees of Wimbledon’s online showroom here to see our excellent new and used offers; http://www.motorparks.co.uk/dealerships/ford-wimbledon
Source – http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/electric-car-registrations-hit-record-high-uk – 04/08/2016