Plug-in vehicles on the road

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

The chart shows the top ten plug-in hybrid and pure battery-electric cars, vans and taxis that are licensed in the UK. The data is updated quarterly. Most, though not necessarily all, the vehicles will have been bought using government plug-in grants. The plug-in car grant was introduced in January 2011, while the van grant was launched in February 2012. Hovering over the lines shows how the cumulative total for each vehicle has changed over time. To remove a model from the chart (or add one back in) click on the associated label below the chart.

The next chart shows how many of the plug-in vehicles are hybrids and how many are battery-only.

This table shows all the plug-in hybrid and pure battery-electric cars, vans and taxis that are licensed in the UK as at the end of each of the last five quarters for which data is available.

 

Model 31/12/18 30/09/18 30/06/18 31/03/18 31/12/17
1 MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER PHEV 38,989 36,759 34,786 33,964 32,048
2 NISSAN LEAF 24,742 23,868 22,919 21,675 19,624
3 BMW 330E 13,309 13,139 11,733 10,301 9,143
4 MERCEDES-BENZ C350E 10,219 10,230 9,794 9,127 8,867
5 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GTE 8,724 8,630 7,381 6,030 5,411
6 TESLA MODEL S 8,660 8,352 7,928 7,447 6,971
7 BMW I3 & I3S (REX) 8,327 7,727 7,070 6,688 6,437
8 BMW 530E 8,190 5,353 4,118 2,662 1,896
9 RENAULT ZOE 7,605 6,840 6,122 5,847 5,751
10 VOLVO XC90 PHEV 4,446 4,155 3,943 3,740 3,338
11 MINI COUNTRYMAN PHEV 4,323 3,562 2,897 2,435 1,661
12 BMW I3 & I3S (BEV) 3,637 3,265 2,931 2,781 2,587
13 TESLA MODEL X 3,538 3,225 2,811 2,401 2,114
14 NISSAN E-NV200 3,247 3,059 2,848 2,791 2,639
15 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GTE 3,215 3,196 2,891 2,311 1,606
16 AUDI A3 E-TRON 2,874 2,851 2,673 2,452 2,402
17 TOYOTA PRIUS PHEV 2,807 2,668 2,536 2,359 2,087
18 BMW 225XE 2,505 2,255 1,791 1,627 1,458
19 BMW X5 XDRIVE40E 2,422 2,475 2,431 2,207 2,014
20 BMW I8 2,060 2,047 1,967 1,841 1,763
21 PORSCHE CAYENNE PHEV 1,549 1,561 1,345 1,361 1,366
22 KIA NIRO PHEV 1,533 1,165 972 752 289
23 PORSCHE PANAMERA PHEV 1,505 1,507 1,489 1,322 1,074
24 MERCEDES-BENZ E350E 1,387 1,372 1,308 1,064 901
25 HYUNDAI IONIQ PHEV 1,315 1,098 887 617 314
26 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SPORT PHEV 1,277 767 334 17 3
27 VAUXHALL AMPERA 1,242 1,254 1,256 1,275 1,269
28 LEVC TX 1,184 644 327 71 1
29 VOLKSWAGEN E-GOLF 1,145 812 497 350 224
30 VOLVO XC60 PHEV 1,025 760 583 413 177
31 OTHER ELECTRIC 976 1,004 1,002 1,025 1,052
32 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER PHEV 919 408 263 55
33 KIA SOUL EV 896 746 625 535 465
34 VOLVO V60 PHEV 816 823 800 795 785
35 JAGUAR I-PACE 800 303 95 3
36 RENAULT KANGOO EV 766 662 588 512 479
37 HYUNDAI IONIQ EV 727 583 472 389 305
38 KIA OPTIMA PHEV 571 555 510 482 397
39 AUDI Q7 TDI E-TRON 535 524 494 434 350
40 RENAULT TWIZY 482 482 485 477 492
41 BMW 740E & 740LE 442 429 408 386 381
42 PEUGEOT ION 425 428 423 422 426
43 MERCEDES-BENZ B CLASS 403 402 442 461 467
44 PEUGEOT PARTNER ELECTRIC 390 380 358 330 272
45 SMART FORTWO EV 350 341 332 334 320
46 MERCEDES-BENZ S CLASS E & HYBRID 331 326 333 326 350
47 SMITHS VAN 299 305 337 360 364
48 REVA G-WIZ 295 297 305 317 334
49 MERCEDES-BENZ GLE500E 263 280 285 289 281
50 MITSUBISHI I-MIEV 241 244 252 253 258
51 CITROEN C-ZERO 225 229 228 225 232
52 HYUNDAI KONA EV 220 82
53 VOLKSWAGEN E-UP 207 200 194 186 187
54 AC (ELECTRIC) 201 209 202 199 204
55 VOLVO V90 PHEV 168 138 85 67 43
56 CITROEN BERLINGO EV 140 128 103 89 82
57 HARBILT ELECTRIC TRUCK 132 131 131 133 134
58 CHEVROLET VOLT 118 118 120 121 120
59 AIXAM MEGA MULTITRUCK 95 98 110 121 140
60 ELECTRICAR EV 91 95 98 101 100
61 VOLVO S90 PHEV 73 55 53 48 28
62 SMART FORFOUR EV 71 42 37 35 20
63 RENAULT FLUENCE 52 57 60 65 72
64 TESLA ROADSTER 51 48 47 46 49
65 LDV VAN 16 16 10 1
66 AIXAM MEGA CITY 13 17 19 22 28
67 MIA ELECTRIC 12 13 13 13 14
68 FORD FOCUS ELECTRIC 9 13 14 15 17
69 MITSUBISHI FUSO E-CANTER 9 9
70 MERCEDES-BENZ VITO E-CELL 3 5 5 7 7
71 PEUGEOT 106 ELECTRIC 3 7 8 8 6
72 AIXAM MEGA 500L ELECTRIC 2 3 4 3 4
73 RENAULT MASTER EV 2 2
74 TESLA MISSING 2 2 2 2 1
75 THINK EV 2 2 3 3 3
76 CITROEN E-MEHARI 1 1 1 1 1
77 COMARTH EV 2 2 2 2
TOTAL 189,846 175,840 160,926 147,626 134,707