Plug-in vehicles on the road

Number of battery-electric and plug-in hybrids in the UK

A plug-in car grant scheme which was introduced in January 2011 and finally phased out in June 2022. Some grants are still available for plug-in vans and other vehicles. This chart shows how many battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and how many plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are on the roads in the UK. The provisional data (dotted lines) is an estimate based on data from New AutoMotive.

The chart below plots the top ten BEV and PHEV cars, vans and taxis that are licensed in the UK. The data is updated quarterly. To remove a model from the chart (or add one back in) click on the associated label below the chart.