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Hybrid Electric Vehicles are not true electric cars. The small battery and electric motor is used to boost the efficiency of the internal combustion engine (ICE). All the energy comes from fossil fuels and the HEV cannot be plugged in to recharge the battery.

UK car manufacturing in October down 41.4%, while EV production rose 17.5%

  • 30.9% of all cars made in the UK in October were either battery electric (BEV), plug-in (PHEV), or hybrid electric (HEV) models.
  • UK car manufacturing fell October 41.4% to 64,726 units produced.
  • Output for domestic and overseas markets declines, down 37.9% and 42.1%.

UK car production declined 41.4 percent in October 2021 as factories turned out 64,729 units, according to the latest figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

It was the fourth straight month of decline and the weakest October since 1956 as firms grappled with the global shortage of semiconductors which led to production stoppages. The weak output totals compared to last year are exacerbated by the closure of a UK car plant at the end of July, a deficit that will impact figures for a year.

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Demand in the UK for used EVs surges despite the overall market falling

Demand for used battery electric (BEV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicles in the UK continued to grow in Q3 2021, according to the latest figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Reflecting recent trends in both the new and used markets, BEV demand rose 56.4% with 14,182 cars changing hands. PHEV transactions rose by 43.3% to 14,990 EVs. Meanwhile, overall UK used car transactions fell -6.2% against strong Q3 2020 to 2,034,342 units.

Indeed, the number of used BEVs that changed hands during the period was the highest recorded in any quarter. Hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) transactions also increased by 20.3% to 40,157.

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