London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone boosts electric vehicle sales
Electric car sales rose 88 per cent in July, with drivers registering one every minute as the expansion of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (Ulez) nears.
In total, 23,010 battery electric vehicles were registered, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
This represented a new record every 60 seconds based on DVLA working hours.
Surge: Drivers logged one electric car every minute as expansion of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone nears
The rise in EVs helped overall vehicle registrations rise 28.3% to 143,921 in July, meaning car sales have increased for 12 straight months.
It is also the highest number since July 2020, when the pent-up demand from the first months of confinement broke out.
But with the government aiming to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030, there are fears that Britain’s electric vehicle revolution is stalling due to a lack of evenly distributed public charging points. .