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Electric car sales at record high in UK, figures show

New registrations under the government’s £5,000 grant scheme were at 1,149, the highest number since it started in 2011

Nissan Leaf
Nissan’s battery-powered Leaf was the first major car to be eligible for the government’s flagship grant scheme. Photograph: Simon Stuart-Miller for the Guardian

Electric car sales in the UK jumped by 25% in Q3 to a record high, according to government figures.

New registrations under the government’s £5,000 grant scheme were at 1,149, the highest number since it started in January 2011 and up 25% on Q2.

The news comes as a major player in the market, Renault-Nissan, admitted the company will miss its electric car target. Carlos Ghosn, chief executive of both Renault and Nissan, told the FT that the car companies would miss their target of selling 1.5m electric vehicles between them by the end of 2016, and would be more likely to hit it in 2020 or 2021.

But figures for Q3 show that 1,149 electric cars were registered under the flagship scheme, the highest number since it started in January 2011 and up 25% on Q2. Data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders puts the number slightly lower – as not all manufacturers report to it and there is a lag in reporting – but still at a record 978 electric cars in Q3, up from 936 in Q2.
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