Since the dawn of electric cars, there have been discussions around chip shortages which seem to worsen each year, and 2022 is no different. According to techradar, several electric cars including the VW, Audi, Porsche, Skoda, and Seat are unlikely to be available until 2023 (at the earliest!).
However, the stats for SMMT show that in April, nearly 13,000 electric cars were registered, which is 41% more than in April last year!
PHEVs on the other hand have gone down by 33% than in 2021, with PHEVs only accounting for 5.4% of the cars registered last month.
As usual, the number of diesels registered is nearly half of what it was the year prior. Petrols have also reduced but still make up a large share of the cars registered last month at 61.4%.
As the year goes on and the shortages continue, will we see a stunt in the growth of EVs? Only time will tell…