Electric Cars are Increasing in Popularity

Electric Cars Are Increasing In Popularity

Why are electric cars increasing in popularity?


Electric vehicles have existed for quite a while now but it’s only recently that their popularity has risen. As of June 2023, there are a whopping 810,000 fully electric vehicles on the roads in the UK and a further 510,000 plug-in hybrids.  

While this is a relatively small amount of the 38.7 million registered cars on the roads here in the UK, this number is rapidly rising and is likely it continue doing so for many years to come, but why?  

To help you understand why EVs are becoming more popular than ever, we’ve listed some of the top reasons below. Read on to find out more. 

More environmentally friendly  

There is a major focus on individuals doing their bit to ensure the UK hits targets of becoming carbon net zero by 2050 and owning an electric car means your Co2 contributions will be much lower, which is appealing to many people.  

More services are now available  

Fixing issues with EVs had been a longstanding problem with many garages not offering services to support electric vehicles. Now, however, garages have adapted to these models and offer repairs as well as suitable tire replacements for most cars that they’re working on.  

Better battery life 

Commuters and road trip lovers used to steer clear of EVs because the battery life left a lot to be desired. Now, however, car brands like Tesla have models that can travel around 300 miles before it needs a recharge, making them a much more viable option for all drivers. 

Greater charging infrastructure  

The UK is now filled with charging points for you to recharge your battery, making it more convenient for EV drivers. These can be found in cities and near motorways, so you can use them no matter where your journey takes you.  

The next upgrade for EVs and charging points will be to speed up the time it takes to recharge. This will likely see another hike in sales down the line.  

Bans on new fuel-based cars from 2030 

To ensure the UK is as eco-friendly as possible, a ban has been put on the production of solely fuel-based vehicles from 2030 onwards. This means that the only new models you can get will be the electric ones, which has led to many people getting ahead of the curve now before demand rises further down the line.