While new-car gross sales for March have been down 44% on final yr, a collapse blamed on the coronavirus, gross sales of latest electrical automobiles elevated by virtually 200%. That is from a low base, after all, and electrical autos account for less than a tiny fraction of complete gross sales, however it’s a mirrored image of how shortly costs are falling, bringing them inside peculiar budgets, particularly when working prices are factored in. Electrical fashions now account for two.9% of all new automobiles within the UK, up from 0.8% final yr.
Showrooms already function a variety of compact electrical automobiles and greater than 20 will go on sale this yr. The most affordable — the Skoda Citigo e — is lower than £17,000, and that’s earlier than haggling. When you’re
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