The UK's latest regional divide: electric car haves and have-nots – The Times

Vast swathes of the UK are being left behind by the electric car revolution, analysis of the latest vehicle registration data suggests.

From Scotland north of the central belt, to Yorkshire, parts of eastern England and Wales and the far West Country, electric car registrations are significantly lagging the national average, and especially so compared with affluent parts of southern England.

Car registrations in the first quarter of this year show a marked slowdown in the number of new electric cars coming on to the road. That has been blamed by the industry on Rishi Sunak’s decision last autumn to delay the ban on new petrol and diesel cars from 2030 to 2035.

Analysis of the data by The Times also indicates huge regional disparities


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