At the same time that preference for electric has been increasing, it has been falling away for petrol, according to Startline’s research, with a fall since May from 39% to 33%. However, diesel has remained consistent at 18% and hybrid the same at 27%.
Despite the EV sales growth dealer stock turn fell in August due to a shortage while some buyers have delayed a move to zero emissions while the cost of living continues to rise. Hybrids are a lower emissions alternative and sales rose during August with the supply of used stock benefitting from strong new car registrations prior to the start of the pandemic.
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