1.6% of all new cars registered in 2019 were Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs). That’s just 38,000 units against a total of 2.3m cars sold in the UK.
In fact, Jaguar on their own sold more cars (of all types) in the UK in 2019 than the total number of BEVs sold by all manufacturers.
So, where are all the unsold BEVs hiding?
Is it infrastructure concerns that’s preventing take-up? Is it range anxiety? Was it the 2% (now zero) company car tax scale charge?
Or is it because they simply don’t have enough “unobtainium” to make the batteries?
If you’ve read any of my posts you’ll know I’m genuinely excited by electric cars. But they are not hiding the “unsold” ones from you… there aren’t fields and fields of unsold stock. They sold 38,000 because that was all they had to sell in the UK.