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 30/09/2018 30/06/2018 31/03/2018 31/12/2017 30/09/2017
1 MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER PHEV                36,759            34,786            33,964           32,048            31,002
2 NISSAN LEAF                23,868            22,919            21,675           19,624            18,922
3 BMW 330E                13,139            11,733            10,301              9,143              7,402
4 MERCEDES-BENZ C350E                10,230              9,794               9,127              8,867              8,634
5 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GTE                  8,630              7,381               6,030              5,411              4,384
6 TESLA MODEL S                  8,353              7,929               7,448              6,972              6,217
7 BMW I3 & I3S (REX)                  7,727              7,070               6,688              6,437              6,056
8 RENAULT ZOE                  6,840              6,122               5,847              5,751              5,729
9 BMW 530E                  5,353              4,118               2,662              1,896              1,174
10 VOLVO XC90 PHEV                  4,155              3,943               3,740              3,338              2,979
11 MINI COUNTRYMAN PHEV                  3,562              2,897               2,435              1,661                  928
12 BMW I3 & I3S (BEV)                  3,265              2,931               2,781              2,587              2,309
13 TESLA MODEL X                  3,225              2,811               2,401              2,114              1,686
14 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GTE                  3,196              2,891               2,311              1,606              1,090
15 NISSAN E-NV200                  3,059              2,848               2,791              2,639              2,598
16 AUDI A3 E-TRON                  2,851              2,673               2,452              2,402              2,348
17 TOYOTA PRIUS PHEV                  2,668              2,536               2,359              2,087              2,005
18 BMW X5 XDRIVE40E                  2,475              2,431               2,207              2,014              1,831
19 BMW 225XE                  2,255              1,791               1,627              1,458              1,157
20 BMW I8                  2,047              1,967               1,841              1,763              1,719
21 PORSCHE CAYENNE PHEV                  1,561              1,345               1,361              1,366              1,328
22 PORSCHE PANAMERA PHEV                  1,507              1,489               1,322              1,074                  946
23 MERCEDES-BENZ E350E                  1,372              1,308               1,064                 901                  820
24 VAUXHALL AMPERA                  1,254              1,256               1,275              1,269              1,265
25 KIA NIRO PHEV                  1,165                  972                  752                 289                  137
26 HYUNDAI IONIQ PHEV                  1,098                  887                  617                 314                  188
27 OTHER ELECTRIC                  1,004              1,002               1,025              1,052              1,074
28 VOLVO V60 PHEV                      823                  800                  795                 785                  759
29 VOLKSWAGEN E-GOLF                      812                  497                  350                 224                  189
30 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SPORT PHEV                      767                  334                     17                      3                     –
31 VOLVO XC60 PHEV                      760                  583                  413                 177                    41
32 KIA SOUL EV                      746                  625                  535                 465                  377
33 RENAULT KANGOO EV                      662                  588                  512                 479                  436
34 LEVC TX                      644                  327                     71                      1                     –
35 HYUNDAI IONIQ EV                      583                  472                  389                 305                  239
36 KIA OPTIMA PHEV                      555                  510                  482                 397                  339
37 AUDI Q7 TDI E-TRON                      524                  494                  434                 350                  260
38 RENAULT TWIZY                      482                  485                  477                 492                  490
39 BMW 740E & 740LE                      429                  408                  386                 381                  320
40 PEUGEOT ION                      428                  423                  422                 426                  426
41 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER PHEV                      408                  263                     55                     –                     –
42 MERCEDES-BENZ B CLASS                      402                  442                  461                 467                  475
43 PEUGEOT PARTNER ELECTRIC                      380                  358                  330                 272                  147
44 SMART FORTWO EV                      341                  332                  334                 320                  256
45 MERCEDES-BENZ S500E & S500 HYBRID                      326                  333                  326                 350                  349
46 SMITHS VAN                      305                  337                  360                 364                  379
47 JAGUAR I-PACE                      303                    95                       3                     –                     –
48 REVA G-WIZ                      297                  305                  317                 334                  351
49 MERCEDES-BENZ GLE500E                      280                  285                  289                 281                  272
50 MITSUBISHI I-MIEV                      244                  252                  253                 258                  261
51 CITROEN C-ZERO                      229                  228                  225                 232                  233
52 AC (ELECTRIC)                      209                  202                  199                 204                  205
53 VOLKSWAGEN E-UP                      200                  194                  186                 187                  176
54 VOLVO V90 PHEV                      138                    85                     67                    43                    17
55 HARBILT ELECTRIC TRUCK                      131                  131                  133                 134                  133
56 CITROEN BERLINGO EV                      128                  103                     89                    82                    79
57 CHEVROLET VOLT                      118                  120                  121                 120                  120
58 AIXAM MEGA MULTITRUCK                        98                  110                  121                 140                  143
59 ELECTRICAR EV                        95                    98                  101                 100                  104
60 HYUNDAI KONA EV                        82                     –                      –                     –                     –
61 RENAULT FLUENCE                        57                    60                     65                    72                    71
62 VOLVO S90 PHEV                        55                    53                     48                    28                      1
63 TESLA ROADSTER                        48                    47                     46                    49                    49
64 SMART FORFOUR EV                        42                    37                     35                    20                      6
65 AIXAM MEGA CITY                        17                    19                     22                    28                    31
66 LDV VAN                        16                    10                       1                     –                     –
67 FORD FOCUS ELECTRIC                        13                    14                     15                    17                    19
68 MIA ELECTRIC                        13                    13                     13                    14                    14
69 MITSUBISHI FUSO E-CANTER                           9                     –                      –                     –                     –
70 PEUGEOT 106 ELECTRIC                           7                      8                       8                      6                      6
71 MERCEDES-BENZ VITO E-CELL                           5                      5                       7                      7                      9
72 AIXAM MEGA 500L ELECTRIC                           3                      4                       3                      4                      4
73 COMARTH EV                           2                      2                       2                      2                      2
74 RENAULT MASTER EV                           2                     –                      –                     –                     –
75 THINK EV                           2                      3                       3                      3                      3
76 CITROEN E-MEHARI                           1                      1                       1                      1                      1
77 TESLA MISSING                           1                      1                       1                     –                     –
TOTAL 175,840 160,926 147,626 134,707 123,720