Sales of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles have hit an all-time UK high.
The first half of 2017 saw more electrified cars registered than any previous six-month period, with 14.3 per cent more registered than the same period last year, and 53.8 per cent more than January to June 2015.
June set a new record for individual months, with 4,405 new plug-in vehicles sold during the month — 33 per cent more than last year.
The county with the most registrations of electrified cars for the first half of the year was the West Midlands, with 2,704. Greater London followed with 2,477, ahead of Cambridgeshire, where 1,928 plug-in vehicles were registered.
Greater London saw the biggest year-on-year increase, with 68.6 per cent more registrations than in 2016.
Transport minister Jesse Norman said: “It is great to see that electric and plug-in hybrid cars are helping more UK motorists to cut fuel costs and emissions. The total number of plug-in cars on our roads is at record levels, with the latest figures showing that there are now over 100,000 plug-in cars and vans registered in the UK.
“The UK is a world leader in tackling climate change and the government is committed to supporting the transition to a low-carbon economy and improving air quality. Our aim is that nearly all cars and vans on our roads are zero-emission by 2050.”