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BVRLA’s new data might make you think twice.

Battery electric vehicles are now outselling petrol versions!

25th Jul 2022
Michael Seggie
BVRLA’s new data might make you think twice.

BVRLA’s new data might make you think twice

A new report from the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) reveals that
battery electric vehicles are now outselling petrol models on the leasing market.

The report – which pulls together data from both members and non-members from across the
UK – revealed that leased petrol vehicles now accounts for 34.7% of the overall vehicle leasing
fleet, down significantly from 38.4% last year.

The new findings reflect the shifts in consumer habits towards transportation that are not only
influenced by what is happening in the automotive sector, but also wider technological and
political trends.

Although there are a number of myths and misconceptions about electric cars, the technology is
certainly not going to go away – in fact, it’s growing in popularity. A recent report by the Society
of Motor Manufacturers and Traders shows that there are now more than 100,000 electric
vehicles (EVs) on British roads.

Electric cars have been around for a number of years, but it is only recently that they have
entered the mainstream. The past few decades have seen manufacturers produce increasingly
refined versions of standard petrol-powered cars, each year improving the efficiency and
reliability of their internal combustion engines. However, we’re now at a point where the financial
benefits of electric cars can be great enough to make them worth considering to the wider


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