North Somerset warming to ultra-low-emission vehicles
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North Somerset has seen a big rise in electric vehicles, according to the latest figures.
Statistics by the Department for Transport show 741 ultra-low-emission vehicles were licensed in North Somerset at the end of September - 39 per cent more than last year.
Across the UK, 247,000 such vehicles, including electric, hybrid and fuel-cell electric vehicles, were licensed at the end of September - a 33 per cent rise on the previous year.
They include 70,000, which were registered in the last year - just 2.4 percent of 3million new vehicles overall.
A DfT spokeswoman said: "Between April 2015 and July 2019, the number of new registered ultra-low emission vehicles has increased fourfold, with more than 228,000 now on UK roads, 180,000 more than in 2015.
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"Last year, battery vehicles more than doubled, and we're doubling our efforts to make owning an electric vehicle the new normal."
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