- Million electric-cars sales by 2022
- Falling prices, greater travel range
- Celebratory drive over 100 000m
LONDON – British roads will be home to more than a million electric cars by 2022 according to Chargemaster, the UK’s largest provider of vehicle charging infrastructure.
Chargemaster’s projection is based sales of electric vehicles being a little more than seven percent of all new registrations.
David Martell, Chargemaster’s chief exec, told The Corner: “We’ve seen tremendous growth in electric vehicle sales since 2012 as they became less expensive and capable of a longer range. The number of EVs on UK roads has increased from less than 2000 in July 2012 to more than 100 000 today (July 2017).
“We expect that to rise to more than a million by the middle 2022 – perhaps even 1.4-million – and by 2022 will be less expensive – and a number will have a range of more than 320km.
“People will have a choice from, among others, Audi, BMW, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen and Volvo, as well as significant new models such as the Jaguar i-Pace and Tesla Model 3.”
The UK’s 100 000th plug-in car was registered in May 2017 and celebrated by Chargemaster by driving a fleet of 25 electric vehicles from London to the new EV Experience Centre in Milton Keynes – a distance of 100 000 metres.