Sales of plug-in vehicles rose by 36.6% in 2014, according to official figures published by the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA).
In total, 75,331 new plug-in cars were registered in the EU during 2014. The UK saw the largest increase in new registrations, experiencing a 300% growth in registrations, followed by Germany (70.2%) and France (29.8%).
According to official figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), registrations of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) in the UK rose from 3,586 in 2013 to 14,498 in 2014 – a four-fold increase.
SMMT attributes the success of ULEVs to a combination of increasing choice of ULEVs from manufacturers and the reduced running costs of owning them.