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Published on December 30th, 2012 | by Chelsea


UK Electric Vehicle Sales To Double In 2013?

December 30th, 2012 by  


Cheaper models and more charging stations are reasons to expect UK electric vehicle sales to double in 2013.

If you’re jumping for joy, hold your horses — there are currently only about 3,000 electric cars in Britain, and most of those are part of company fleets. But any increase is a good thing, and the Guardian reports that British companies will continue to be major EV buyers.

Cheaper models with increased range and battery life (such as the Renault Zoe) will add on to sales of the Nissan Leaf and the “love it or leave it” Vauxhall Ampera, and the national EV charging network is sure to encourage British buyers to seriously consider electric cars.

Source: The Guardian
Image: Ampera via Shutterstock  
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is a former newspaper reporter who has spent the past few years teaching English in Poland, Finland and Japan. When she wasn't teaching or writing, Chelsea was traveling Europe and Asia, sampling spicy street food along the way.

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