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5 Facts About Electric Cars
1. There are more electric car charging points than petrol stations
There are now more than 42,000 charge point connectors across the UK in over 15,500 locations – that’s more public places to charge than petrol stations, with around 7,000 charge point connectors added in 2020 alone. There are only 8,380 petrol stations in the UK which is actually decreasing.
2. You can get a green strip on your registration plate
The green strip for EV number plates was announced in June by Shapps, to both further raise the profile of battery-powered cars, and pave the way for possible incentive schemes to encourage the take-up of electric vehicles. The plates have been available since Tuesday 8 December 2020.
3. The electric market is growing rapidly
The electric car market is growing quickly, with nearly 260,000 pure-electric cars on UK roads at the end of May 2021, and more than 535,000 plug-in models if including plug-in hybrids (PHEVs)
4. Electric cars aren’t a new concept
Although electric cars are thought of as the future of motoring, they’re not actually a new concept. The very first production electric car was built in 1884 by English inventor, Thomas Parker. Parker was responsible for introducing a range of innovations into the UK including the electrification of the London Underground as well as working on electric tramways for a number of cities. By 1897 a fleet of electric taxis was also being used in London. Improvements in petrol and diesel technology marked the end of the popularity of electric cars which has only been revived in the last decade.
5. The Tesla Model 3 is the most popular electric car
The Tesla Model 3 surpassed the Nissan Leaf as the world’s best-selling plug-in electric car in history with worldwide unit sales of roughly 365,000 in 2020.
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