A record number of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) were registered in the UK last month.
Data released shows that 64,165 BEVs were registered in the UK during March, which is up 78.7% on the same month in 2021.
It also means that more BEVs were registered last month than during the whole of 2019.
However, the new research from the Society of Motor Manufacturers (SMMT) also suggests that across electric and fossil fuel cars in total, the number of sales in the UK in March was the lowest for the month in 24 years.
Just 243,479 new cars were registered last month, which is down 14.3% on March 2021. Meanwhile, all electrified vehicles accounted for one in three registrations.
March typically marks a crucial month for the automotive industry, as buyers look to snap up the latest number plates.
However, ongoing supply chain shortages have undoubtedly impacted sales, especially the shortage of semiconductors.
However, with grants for BEVs ongoing until at least next March, interest rates still low and electric cars benefiting from lower running costs, there are significant benefits for drivers who can order a new vehicle now.
The Arnold Clark Innovation Centre opened last year on Dumbarton Road in Glasgow’s West End with the aim of educating visitors about the benefits of alternative fuel vehicles and why they are becoming so important.
There are more than 60 vehicles on site available to test-drive, from plug-in and self-charging hybrids to fully electric vehicles.
There are no sales at the site, which is specifically an innovation, information, and educational centre.
You can also learn about the different types of charging and generous government tax and grants available if you're thinking of moving to electric.