UK car sales leap 28% in January thanks to surging EV demand

UK car sales leap 28% in January thanks to surging EV demand

UK car sales jumped 28% in January 2022, the biggest rebound in seven months thanks to rising demand for battery-powered vehicles.

According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, one in five buyers opted for a car with a battery, with shipments of fully electric vehicles more than doubling and plug-in hybrids rising 47%. Globally, EV sales are continuing to rise in 2022 after more than tripling their market share between 2019 to 2021.

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