Electrical Vehicles Represent One-Third Of UK Car Production

The proportion of electric vehicles (EVs) being made in the UK has been increasing, and now represents more than a third of all motors manufactured in Britain.

According to the latest figures from the 
Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), combined volumes of hybrid electric (HEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and battery electric vehicles (BEVs) accounted for 37.7 per cent of car production in April. 

There has been an increase in volume of the vehicles by 56.2 per cent, with 113,315 of these motors having been made so far this year.

Chief executive of SMMT Mike Hawes stated: “UK car production is starting to motor again, good news for the sector and the many thousands of jobs and livelihoods it sustains.”

Exports grew by 14.7 per cent between April 2022 and 2023, with 82.4 per cent of British-made vehicles having been sent overseas.

The organisation also reported the 
choice of EVs has quadrupled over the last five years, giving car buyers many more options when it comes to purchasing environmentally-friendly motors. 

New BEV registrations have increased by 25.6 per cent over the year, as the UK tries to achieve its net-zero emissions target by 2035.

Every class of car now has electric options, and there are even more than 50 models of electric trucks, vans and buses. Nearly one in four vehicle models can be bought as a BEV, with manufacturers trying to meet the growing demand from drivers. 

As EVs become increasingly common, more charging points will be needed, which is why it is worth signing up to an 
electric vehicle charging course to learn how to install these in homes and business locations.