UK: Plug-In Automotive Gross sales Reached 25% Market Share In June 2023

In June, new passenger automobile registrations in the UK elevated by nearly 26 p.c year-over-year to 177,266. After six months of 2023, the full variety of new registrations amounted to 949,720 (up 18 p.c).

In the meantime, the plug-in phase noticeably outpaces the overall market, scoring one of the best June ever.

The Society of Motor Producers and Merchants (SMMT) stories that 44,470 new plug-in automobiles had been registered final month (46 p.c greater than a 12 months in the past). This consequence represents about 25.1 p.c of the full quantity (it was 21.6 p.c a 12 months in the past).

Each all-electric and plug-in hybrid automobile gross sales elevated noticeably in comparison with 2022, and we guess that this pattern will proceed within the second half of the 12 months.

  • BEVs: 31,700 (up 39%) and 17.9% market share
  • PHEVs: 12,770 (up 66%) and seven.2% market share
  • Complete: 44,470 (up 46%) and 25.1% market share

To this point this 12 months, greater than 215,000 new passenger plug-in electrical automobiles had been registered within the UK, which is 29 p.c greater than a 12 months in the past and greater than one-fifth of the market.

New plug-in automobile registrations year-to-date:

  • BEVs: 152,965 (up 33%) and 16.1% market share
  • PHEVs: 62,155 (up 21%) and 6.5% market share
  • Complete: 215,120 (up 29%) and 22.7% market share

For reference, within the 12 months of 2022, greater than 368,000 new passenger plug-in automobiles had been registered within the UK, reaching a mean market share of twenty-two.8%.


Extra particulars, additionally together with different powertrain varieties:


The Tesla Mannequin Y as soon as once more achieved a spectacular success within the UK, turning into probably the most registered new automobile in June, with 5,539 registrations.

This allowed to strengthen within the year-to-date standing, transferring from seventh place to fourth place (19,551 models), simply behind the third Nissan Qashqai (19,983).

No different stand-alone all-electric mannequin was in a position to get into high 10.


Within the case of sunshine business automobiles (LCV), some 34,630 models had been registered final month (up 31 p.c year-over-year). Out of that, 1,775 had been all-electric (down 12 p.c year-over-year), which translated to a market share of 5.1%.

Evidently electrification of the LCV phase lags behind passenger automobiles, regardless of that there are lots of all-electric van fashions out there. Too excessive preliminary value or lack of charging infrastructure have to be nonetheless a difficulty, we guess.