ELECTRIC vehicles have become increasingly popular on UK roads, with charging stations being built in supermarket car parks and schemes available to add a charging port to your home.
A-Plan Insurance has analysed data from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency showing the number of privately owned cars and what fuel they use across each region of the United Kingdom. The data looked at the last quarters of 2020, 2021 and 2022.
Since 2011, the UK government has pushed for vehicles powered by electricity, through a hybrid or fully electric engine, to be used by the public due to the positive environmental effects. However, a lack of infrastructure, such as charging stations, and the high price of these vehicles have hampered their use.
The data shows that private ownership of hybrid electric vehicles has risen by 83% across the United Kingdom, while ownership of fully electric vehicles has risen by 178%.
Ownership has fallen over the past three years for traditional fuels like petrol and diesel. Diesel cars have had the largest decrease of 3% over this time.