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WWF comments on August new car registrations showing booming EV market

WWF Climate Change Specialist James Beard commented on the release of new car registrations by SMMT

“The increased uptake in clean, low carbon vehicles contrasts starkly with the slowdown in the wider car market, with the market share for low emission vehicles up by two thirds compared with this time last year.

“Electric cars are increasingly seen not only as clean, but affordable and desirable. Only low emissions vehicles like electric cars can tackle the twin problems of air pollution and climate change, protecting both our health and our environment.

“The forthcoming Clean Growth Plan must set out how the UK Government will phase out fossil fuelled cars, building on the recent 2040 commitment with clear policies to support growth in electric vehicles.”

Notes

  • August 2016-August 2017 low emissions vehicle sales up by about 60%
  • Year to date 2016-2017 low emissions vehicle sales up by about a third
  • August 2016-August 2017 low emissions vehicle market share up by two thirds
  • Year to date 2016-2017 low emissions vehicle sales up by about a third
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