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The number of new electric vehicle registrations in the UK continues to grow. Demand for battery electric vehicles (BEVs) increased by 184.3% compared with September last year, with the month accounting for a third of all 2020’s BEV registrations, according to figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Tesla Model 3 was the driving force that influenced this result.
Meanwhile, the UK new car market contracted 4.4% in September, the weakest September since 1999.
Electric vehicle sales rose from 7,704 in September 2019 to 21,903 in September 2020, an increase of 184%. Year to date, 66,611 BEVs have been sold in the UK. Now the total market share of new electric vehicles in 2020 is 6.7%.
In September, Tesla registered 5,475 units in the UK, which is 25% of all BEVs sold. This is a testament to the continuing rise in popularity of the California-based manufacturer's vehicles, which have become a major driving force not only in the UK but also in other countries around the world. During this period, 4,703 Model 3s were registered. This is quite an impressive number of vehicles sold and is the largest ever sold in the UK.
Source: Tesla Motors Club
The most popular EV was Tesla Model 3, with the Nissan Leaf finishing second, and the Jaguar I-Pace third, according to Driving Electric.
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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.