Electric power could be the dominant form of propulsion for all new cars sold in the UK as early as 2027, with more than 1.3 million electric cars registered each year.
Go Ultra Low collated data from multiple electric-car sales reports and forecasts*.
Poppy Welch, head of Go Ultra Low, said: “The huge interest in electric vehicles and their subsequent rapid rise in uptake has been spectacular so far, with more than 60,000 EVs registered in the past five years.
“These rises are just the start of the electric revolution as Go Ultra Low analysis suggests that electric vehicles could dominate the new car market as early as 2027.”
The plug-in car grant began in 2011 with just over 1,000 annual registrations of plug-in cars.
Since then, record-breaking volumes of EVs have been registered every year – 2015 saw more than 28,000 electric cars registered.
This year started with the best period for EV uptake since records began, with UK buyers registering the equivalent of one electric car every 13 minutes.
With vehicle manufacturers introducing more and more electric and plug-in hybrid models, the new car market is accelerating towards a point in the future where plug-in power overtakes petrol and diesel as the dominant fuel type.
Go Ultra Low analysed a series of market forecasts and trends for plug-in vehicle uptake considering forecasts by government, the committee on climate change, the RAC Foundation, Auto Express and other industry authorities.
With EV uptake continuing to grow, this new analysis by Go Ultra Low suggests that the Government forecast for all new cars and vans to have ultra-low emissions by 2040 is on track to be met.
Go Ultra Low exists to help motorists understand the benefits, cost savings and capabilities of the raft of electric vehicles on the market.
The collaborative campaign is the first of its kind, bringing together a consortium of vehicle manufacturers, government and the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).