Brexit boom as British brands MG and Jaguar are selling more electric cars than EU firms
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New data from New AutoMotive claims MG tops the list of marque’s that have made the most effective switch to electric vehicles. The data shows over 1,000 MG models sold last month were electric, almost 59 percent of the marque’s total car registrations.
Meanwhile, iconic British brand Jaguar was second on the list with 228 electric cars sold, 53.65 percent of their total sales last month.
The data suggests the British pair beat established EU competition such as Renault and Porsche to transition to EV vehicles.
Data from New AutoMotive claims EU firms failed to make one-third of their total sales electric.
Renault sold 586 electric models which equated to 31 percent of their total vehicle sales.
Meanwhile, DS ensured 29 percent of its models sold were electric with Fiat and Porsche selling 27 percent electric models last month.
Although some EU firms such as Volkswagen and Audi sold more electric models last month, they did not make the list as the sale did not make up a significant amount of their total car sales.
New AutoMotive says their data is from the DVLA’s vehicle enquiry service API and the DVSA’s MOT history API.
Ben Nelmes, Head of Policy and Research at New AutoMotive said he hoped other nations would “follow the UK’s lead”.
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He said: “In some parts of the country, as many as one in three new cars are fully electric.
“As world leaders gather in Glasgow, these figures are a reminder of the great progress the UK is making towards clean transport.
“We hope that other countries follow the UK’s lead by setting ambitious dates by which they will end the sale of new polluting cars.”
The SMMT has predicted more plug-in vehicles will join Britain’s roads in 20201 than during the whole of the last decade.
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