The latest car sales data for Oxford reveals that 30 per cent of new cars bought in the city are electric.

Oxford has seen one of the most dramatic increases in EV uptake nationwide, with sales almost doubling in the past 12 months.

According to data from New AutoMotive, an independent transport research group supporting the uptake of electric vehicles in the UK, EV sales now stand at almost 30 per cent of the overall market in Oxford, a year ago, it was just 16 per cent.

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Head of policy and research at New Automotive, Ben Nelmes, said: “In some parts of the country, as many as one in three new cars are fully electric. As world leaders gather in Glasgow, these figures are a reminder of the great progress the UK is making towards clean transport. We hope that other countries follow the UK’s lead by setting ambitious dates by which they will end the sale of new polluting cars."

He added: “October’s new car registration figures showed the diversity of the market for battery electric cars in the UK - with no brand securing more than 10 per cent of the market for new EV sales. Parts of the country are racing ahead in the switch to electric cars. Nearly one in four new cars bought in Newcastle in October was fully electric. ”

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