As sales of Used Diesel and Petrol cars remained steady towards the end of 2019, perhaps unsurprisingly, demand for Alternatively Fuelled Vehicles (AFV’s) rose by a staggering 23.4%.
Alternatively Fuelled Vehicles, which include Hybrids, Plug-In Hybrids and Battery Electric Cars, are becoming ever more popular in the UK with 135,516 used motors being bought in Q4.
This accounts for a sizable 1.7% of all sales showing that demand for green and eco-friendly modes of personal transport is ever growing.
Also, transactions of the latest and cleanest Euro 6 AFV models, which have been available since 2015, were up 32.5% as more of them reached the used market. This is a trend expected to continue as more eco-friendly cars become affordable and start to dilute the Used Car Market.
Not only that, but sales of New Electric vehicles increased by 144% through 2019 too showing that it’s not just Used Cars which are on the up.
But which AFV’s are the favourites with UK drivers? Take a look at the top 3 best sellers below:
- Mitsubishi Outlander P-HEV
The Outlander PHEV is the UK’s most popular Alternatively Fuelled Vehicles and one of the very best electric cars when it comes to range making those longer journeys a doddle. Not only that, but it’s very cheap to run when doing smaller trips as well as having a smooth drive and plenty of space.
- Nissan Leaf
If you’re looking for something a bit smaller but still with plenty of space, The Nissan Leaf is a great choice and it also comes with a competitive range. This efficient EV is affordable to buy, cheap to run and is incredibly quiet making long countryside rides a real joy. The nation’s runner up.
- BMW i3
The third most popular AFV in the UK is the BMW i3. With it’s sci-fi styling, it doesn’t hold back on being different from the rest or try to blend in with petrol or diesel models like many AFV’s do. It’s easy to see it’s appeal though. With modern interior, a high spec infotainment system and having good speed for an EV.
https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/used-car-sales-held-firm-2019-helped-ev-market-growthPosted 30/03/2020 Back to Blog