Electric Car Sales double in August.
UK Electric Car sales jumped by 110% in August. However, overall sales fell by just under 6%.
Mike Hawes, representing Car makers, said;
“…given August is typically one the new car market’s quietest months, it’s important not to draw too many conclusions from these figures alone. With the all-important plate change month just around the corner, September is likely to provide a better barometer. As the nation takes steps to return to normality, protecting consumer confidence will be critical to driving a recovery.”
Although electric car sales and hybrids went up significantly, those cars still only account for one in every ten cars sold. Having said that, there is a clear trend moving in favour of electric cars.
August is seen as a quieter month for car sales overall, so as the SMMT say, September’s numbers will help to show if car sales are recovering. Sales in June and July had started to increase from the collapse in sales resulting from Lockdown.
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The SMMT is the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. They represent most auto manufacturers in the UK. Image from SMMT press release.