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Figures show massive in UK sales of new electric cars

half of the electric vehicles in 2009 were the tiny car. Photograph: Leon Images

Sales of new electric in the UK plummeted by nearly 90% in 2009 with their peak in according to motoring trade figures released this .

Just 55 of the green cars – fans include Boris Jonathan Ross and Jade – were registered in 2009, in to 397 in 2007, says the Society of Manufacturers and Traders.

The huge is a blow to UK efforts to meet carbon emission cut targets in a and comes just months the government introduces a subsidy of up to off new electric cars.

Nearly half of the electric sold last year the tiny G-Wiz car. The model has a top speed of 50mph and a of 48 miles between charges.

Schogger, managing director of which distributes the G-Wiz in the UK, Some people might be for the government grants to arrive purchasing an EV. He added that, with a grant, most of the new on the market will be more than a G-Wiz.

Although of all new cars fell sharply in due to the recession, the drop in new registrations for cars was around eight higher. Overall, 2m new cars registered in 2009, the lowest since 1995.


Richard Dyer, transport at Friends of the Earth, said: The of electric car sales are certainly It could well be down to the and the fact that they are at a premium over normal But the government grant in January mean a change in the fortunes of cars.

In January, the coalition begin offering up to £5,000 the price of a series of newly electric cars, as part of a announced by the former Labour The Department for Transport (DfT) around 8,600 of the cars be sold in the first year of the The government has so far committed £43m for the to run until March 2012, a review taking place in 2012, but in yesterday’s spending it talked of supporting consumer for electric and other low-emission throughout the life of this suggesting the subsidy would after March 2012 possibly at a lower rate.

New electric models coming year include the £28,900 Mitsubishi iMiEV. a right-hand version of the unpriced Norwegian-made City and the £28,350 Nissan which Nissan claims is the mass-market electric car and will be in Sunderland from 2013. The low speed and range means it is not for the grant scheme.

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A DfT spokesperson We want to see as many as possible of next generation of cars on our – but we know that there be limited numbers of eligible available in the early months, and we have to see how the market reacts.

The rollout of electric cars in the UK is dependent on a network of charging to power them – most of the have a battery range of no than 100 miles. A government to build 13,500 such points has yet to be confirmed, although the review yesterday said the was committed to supporting electric car infrastructure.

Several cities are to be the most friendly for electric London is in the lead with hundred charging points. Hove plans to install 16 points before the end of this but there are reportedly only electric cars in the city so far .

this week, London Boris Johnson, confirmed new for the city’s congestion charge will allow cars a discount based on low CO 2 emissions, than simply using or electric technology. Johnson cars will be exempt if emit less than of carbon dioxide and meet the air quality standard, Euro 5. a move will mean than 60,000 owners of cars – such as the first of the Toyota Prius – will have to pay the £8 charge (set to to £10 in January), from which were previously exempt.

The switch means the many diesel cars on the market be eligible for the discount. There are at 19 models currently available 100g/km CO 2. from manufacturers Volvo, Citroen, Volkswagen, and Ford. But environmental campaigners warned that while the Euro 5 criteria tackles the of harmful particulates (PM10s) diesel cars, the level of oxide is three times of petrol equivalents.

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