Surge in electric car sales reports Milton Keynes dealer

The popularity of electric transport is growing

The popularity of more sustainable transport among Milton Keynes residents continues to grow according to a local car dealership that’s seen record sales of zero emission electric cars.

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Westcroft based franchised dealership, Brayley Renault has reported a year on year increase of 330% in buyers of the 100% electric models, as more consumers see the benefits of owning plug-in vehicles.

The surge in electric cars on the roads of Buckinghamshire reflects the national demand for more environmentally friendly motoring. Figures published by The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that in the first half of 2017, pure electric vehicle registrations have increased by almost 80% compared with the same period last year.

Statistics from the SMMT also showed that the market share of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) in the UK, to include all-electric cars, increased by a fifth during January, to reach a record 4.2% of all new registrations in a single month, beating the previous high of 3.6% in November last year.

Electric Cars in Milton Keynes
Richard Lodge, General Manager of Brayley Renault Milton Keynes, is pictured re-charging one of the dealer’s brand new Renault ZOE all-electric models.

One of eight national pilot projects set up by the Government to explore and encourage the take-up of electric vehicles, the Milton Keynes Plugged-In Places Scheme now consists of more than 200 charging points in Milton Keynes and across the county. A quarter of these are rapid charging stations, enabling a full charge in just 20 minutes. A number of local rail stations have also installed charging points and offer discounted parking fees for electric vehicles.

Paul Brayley, Managing Director of Brayleys Cars, said:

“As the charging infrastructure and battery technology continues to improve, the benefits of owning a zero-emission electric car are clear to see, which is why our Renault dealership in Westcroft has seen significant growth in enquiries and sales. The Brayleys team has a wealth of knowledge on the benefits of electric car and van ownership for both retail and business customers and we expect this trend to continue, helped by the recent launch of the new Electric Vehicle Experience Centre in Milton Keynes to boost awareness.”

Motorists purchasing a qualifying ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEV) can receive a Government grant of £4,500, following an extension to the Government’s plug-in car grant scheme until March 2018.

Find details of the location of electric vehicle charging points across Milton Keynes.

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