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Electric vehicle sales surge in UK as fuel prices rise

Sales of electric vehicles reached a record high last month, accounting for one in every 12 new cars purchased in the UK.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure electric cars made up 8% of the overall market.

The number of total vehicles registered was up 23% on the same period in 2017.

But SMMT’s chief executive warned “it would be wrong to view the market as booming”.


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