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Sales of new electric cars jump 50% in just one month - RAC reaction

Commenting on new data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) that shows another rise in sales of new electric cars, RAC director of electric vehicles Sarah Winward-Kotecha said:

“June was another month that demonstrated the seemingly inexorable rise in the popularity of new electric cars. Sales of new battery electric car jumped by more than 50% in just a month and made June the fourth best month on record for sales of these vehicles.

“The RAC estimates that half of all plug-in vehicles on the UK’s roads are now pure electric models, and it appears to be the case that the rising share of new electric cars is happening at the expense of those powered by petrol or diesel engines.

“We’re playing our part in encouraging more drivers to opt for an electric car next time they change their vehicle, and just last week launched our new EV leasing service offering some extremely competitive rates on popular models.”

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