One million electric cars on UK’s roads by 2022
will be home to more than one million electric cars by 2022 according to
Chargemaster, the UK’s largest provider of electric vehicle charging
infrastructure, based on recent market developments.
Allowing for a
modest increase in adoption, Chargemaster’s projection is based on a growth in
electric vehicles of just over 7% of new car registrations.
David Martell, chief
executive of Chargemaster said: “We have seen tremendous growth in the uptake
of electric cars over the past five years, as they’ve become more competitive
in terms of costs, and more practical in terms of range.
“The number of
electric vehicles on UK roads has increased from fewer than 2,000 in July 2012
to more than 100,000 today. We expect the UK electric vehicle parc to rise to
more than one million by the middle 2022, but it could grow to as much as 1.4
“Over the next
five years, a significant number of new models will have a range of more than
200 miles, with a lower purchase price than their earlier vehicles.
also be able to choose from larger range of electric vehicles, from
manufacturers including Audi, BMW, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen and Volvo,
as well as significant new models such as the Jaguar I-Pace and Tesla Model 3.”
The UK’s 100,000th
plug-in car was registered in May, which Chargemaster marked by driving a fleet
of 25 electric vehicles from Greenwich to Milton Keynes, the home of the new EV
Experience Centre - a distance of 100,000 metres (62 miles).
Centre, the UK’s first multi-brand electric vehicle showroom, opened on
Saturday (22 July). Operated by Chargemaster it is located in the Centre:MK
Run by a team of
professionally-trained EV gurus, providing information and advice, visitors can
test drive the latest electric cars from BMW, Kia, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Renault