A report from Go Ultra Low shows that the number of new electric cars registered in Wales increased by 35% in 2017 compared to 2016. Stats from Go Ultra Low illustrate that the registrations of electric vehilces in Wales is ahead of the national average of 27% growth.
The county of Powys seen the highest increase in registrations with a rise of 66.7%. Cardiff recorded the second highest increase at 55.3%.
Overall the number of electric vehicles registered in Wales still remains small. The 35% increased in registered electric cars represents a rise from 565 in 2016 to 760 in 2017.
Go Ultra reports that there is nearly 2,500 plugin electric and hybrid vehicles across Wales and 439 EV charge points.
Poppy Welch, the head of Go Ultra Low said “2017 was a stellar year for electric vehicle registrations with strong growth of 27% (across the UK), demonstrating the massive consumer appetite for 100% electric and plug-in-hybrid cars”.
The increase in electric cars in Wales can be linked to the introduction of the grants for EV charge points, from the governments OLEV (Office For Low Emission Vehicles). These grants are the Electric Vehicle Home Charge Scheme, Workplace Charge Point Scheme and the On-Street Residential Charge Point Scheme. The government introduced these grants to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles by drivers and businesses.
Here at Applegarth Engineering, We provide EV charge point installations for homeowners, businesses and local authorities across Wales. We install EV chargers in the following locations across Wales:
- North Wales
- South Wales
and across the surrounding areas.
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If you are interested in having an EV charge point installed or have any questions then call us on 0151 649 8350. Alternatively, you can email us at email@example.com and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible. You can also apply for an EV Charger installation using our OLEV Grant application form.