Can you guess the ten best-selling electric cars in the UK in 2023?
New car registration data gathered by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has revealed the ten most popular and best-selling electric vehicles throughout 2023.
In a year where price and accessibility reigned supreme, with many of us opting for a car that was in stock and ready to go over our dream car that might have taken months to arrive, registrations of electric cars really began to take off.
In fact, battery electric vehicles (BEV) came in second overall in new car registrations, with only new petrol cars outselling them. Could the EV outpace the petrol car entirely? We’re not so sure about that, but the gap between them is only likely to get closer and closer.
Many brands like Tesla, Volkswagen and MG had stock available for much of the year where rivals fell down, propelling them up the charts and into the top spots. It helps, of course, that they have some really good cars available, with the benefits of electric vehicles making them a more enticing option with every technological upgrade.
With the majority of EVs now claiming ranges of over 250 miles, the pitfalls of electric leasing are lessening.
And with the benefits increasing, especially for those opting for an electric car business lease, we expect that we’ll see an even bigger increase in electric car registrations next year. It could be an interesting race to the top though, with new EV brands launching what seems like every other month.
Towards the end of last year, newcomers like BYD and Fisker both expanded into the UK – and we wouldn’t be surprised to see either the BYD ATTO 3 or the Fisker Ocean appearing in the top 10 next year.
Watch this space.