‘Highest monthly market share on record’ for Battery Electric Vehicles
- SMMT reports surge in sales for Battery Electric Vehicles in the UK in July 2019 (over July 2018) – up 158.1%
- Battery Electric Vehicles now comprise 1.4% of new car sales (in July 2019)
- REA comment on the figures
Commenting on statistics on new car sales from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), who reported the ‘highest monthly market share on record’ for Battery Electric Vehicles in July 2019, Daniel Brown, EV Lead at the Renewable Energy Association (REA) said:
“The Government is right to prioritise their funding for Battery Electric Vehicles in their recent changes to the grant scheme and it is excellent to see continued strong consumer demand for them.
“Whilst this surge in battery electric vehicle deployment is positive, with registrations now at 1.4% of new car sales there is still a long way to go to achieve the Prime Minister’s vision for the UK to ‘be the home of electric vehicles’ and the Government’s targets for every new car and van to be effectively zero emission by 2040. Continued and clear policy support now and into the mid-2020s will be central to this.”
For more information or to request an interview, please contact:
External Affairs Officer
+44 (0)20 7981 0862
Notes to editor
• SMMT press release can be found here: https://www.smmt.co.uk/2019/08/new-car-market-declines-in-july-but-pure-ev-registrations-almost-triple/
About the Renewable Energy Association (REA)
The REA is the UK’s largest trade association for renewable energy and clean technologies with around 550 members operating across heat, transport, and power. The REA is a not-for-profit organisation that represents companies operating in over fourteen sectors, ranging from biogas and renewable fuels to solar and electric vehicle charging. Membership ranges from major multinationals to sole traders.
The REA’s EV sector group is comprised of around 75 companies manufacturing, financing, installing and operating the critical infrastructure needed to deliver the transition to a zero emission car and van future. The REA additionally serves as secretariat to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Electric and Automated Vehicles.
For more information, visit: www.r-e-a.net