Every month more models, in greater quantities, of EVs are being launched: not just cars and vans but double-decker buses, road sweepers and trucks too.
Battery and EV prices are falling as the industry scales up. With improved efficiency as well as smarter charging and lower maintenance costs, total cost of ownership is becoming increasingly attractive.
Road transport accounts for nearly a third of UK greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution is linked to around 40,000 deaths a year. Market share for diesel cars dropped from 50% in 2012 to 31% in 2018, showing that change can happen very quickly, especially when fiscal incentives and regulation provide support.
The UK government has committed to reducing carbon emissions from road transport, ending the sale of internal combustion engine cars by 2040 (latest). The recent announcement of 0% benefit-in-kind taxation on electric vehicles from March 2020 will impact choices sooner, and the government’s grant scheme enabling electric bus purchases is already making a difference in several UK cities.
EVs ON THE RISE
The all-electric Tesla Model 3 is this year’s third best-selling car model in California – electric or conventional.
In Norway, the market share of electric cars increased from less than 10% in 2013 to almost 50% in 2018.
China has over 400,000 electric buses already and Chinese bus manufacturers are successfully targeting new markets, including the UK.
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