Electric car demand
One in twelve drivers are opting to go electric when they buy new cars, figures show.
demand for hybrid and full- electric cars surged 88.7pc in August, pushing the market share of the vehicles to a record 8pc.
Almost 7,500 of the cars were registered, up from 4,000 during the same month a year ago, according to the society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (sMMT). Overall, more than 94,000 new cars were registered in August.
Mike Hawes, sMMT chief executive, said: ‘It’s great to see such strong growth, particularly in the important electric vehicle market.’