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Leading passenger electric vehicle models in the UK 2019, by fleet size

The plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) version of the Mitsubishi Outlander was the electric vehicle most commonly traveling on roads in the United Kingdom in 2019: 48,307 units were registered in the country. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a compact crossover SUV and was introduced in 2013 as part of the model’s third generation launch. The Japanese automobile manufacturer sold almost 16,200 passenger cars in the UK in 2019.

Most common electric vehicles in Europe

The Mitsubishi Outlander was ranked second in terms of cumulative electric vehicle registrations in the European Union. By February 2019, the fleet size of the PHEV model amounted to 99,921 units. The ranking was led by Renault's Zoe, which became available for retail customers a couple months prior to the Outlander PHEV. More than 100,000 units of the Zoe plug-in electric car were registered in the EU in 2019.

Most popular electric vehicle type

Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) were the second most popular type of electric vehicle in the UK in 2018. Roughly 43,000 such passenger cars were sold, up from 32,000 the previous year. Hybrid electric cars were the most sold out of all types of electric vehicles, although their growth rate was not as strong as for PHEV’s.

Top 10 passenger electric vehicle models in operation in the United Kingdom in 2019, based on fleet size

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