Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Sales of hybrid cars soar as diesels plunge by nearly a quarter

Sales of plug-in hybrid cars soared by nearly three-quarters year on year in May, dramatically outstripping the 3.4% overall growth in new car registrations.
 Sales of plug-in hybrid cars such as the Mitsubishi
Outlander PHEV rose by nearly three-quarters in May. 
Nearly 4,000 plug-in hybrids, which typically run for about 50 miles on a battery before a combustion engine kicks in, were bought last month, up from 2,301 in May 2017.

Registrations of purely battery-powered cars, such as the Nissan Leaf, were up by nearly a fifth, to 1,099.


Read Adam Vaughan’s story from The Guardian - “Sales of hybrid cars soar as diesels plunge by nearly a quarter.”

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