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There has been a 'remarkable surge' in demand for ultra-low emission vehicles in the UK, with sales of plug-in hybrid cars increasing four-fold in 2014.

New annual figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) have revealed that sales of alternatively-fuelled vehicles (AFVs) - including electric cars and hybrids - rose by 58% last year, with 51,739 new AFVs registered.

AFV sales accounted for a market share of 2.1% in 2014 - up from 1.4% a year earlier. Overall car sales increased by 9.3% to just south of 2.5 million.

 

"The year was particularly strong for alternatively-fuelled vehicles as increased choice, coupled with a growing desire for reduced costs and greater efficiency, resulted in a quadrupling of plug-in car registrations over 2013," explained SMMT chief executive Mike Hawes.

Read more on www.edie.net/news/6/Ultra-low-emission-vehicle-SMMT-electric-car-sales-2014/ 

Source: www.edie.net/news

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