Welsh EVs jump by 76% in one year

No local authority in Wales had a growth rate of less than 50%

Big Zero Report 2023

Welsh electric vehicle (EV) registrations rocketed by 76% last year.

That’s according to new data from the Department for Transport, revealing 12,900 EVs belonged to Welsh citizens as of August 2021, up from 7,330 in August 2020.

The county boroughs of Merthyr Tydfil, Neath Port Talbot and Torfaen boasted the highest uptake of EVs, with no local authority in the country having a growth rate of less than 50%.

Across the entire UK, 15.3% of all new vehicle registrations for the period of July-August last year were ultra-low emission vehicles.

This growth was also witnessed across Europe by the end of the year, with December being the first time that more EVs had been sold than diesel cars.

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