2020 has already gotten off to many manufacturers looking to electric and hybrid vehicles to boost their sales as well as their carbon footprint!
MINI have started the year by recently announcing they have 90,000 prospective customers that have registered an interest in the upcoming electric MINI Cooper SE.
“The fully-electric MINI ELECTRIC* joined the MINI line-up in late 2019. More than 90,000 prospective customers have registered so far – reflecting the strong interest in this pure-electric vehicle.”
MG is another brand that celebrates a significant success with its electric car programme.
MG have seen an increase of its BEV sales in the UK from 0% to 5% of volume. They anticipate this to raise to 15-20% in 2020. During 2019 the company sold 13,075 cars, of which 659 were the all-electric MG ZS EV.
“Sales performance was boosted significantly thanks to the arrival of the brand’s first-ever fully electric model – the MG ZS EV – which is leading the way in bringing affordable, zero-emissions transport to car-buying families throughout the UK. Already boasting a strong orderbook, MG delivered 659 MG ZS EVs to customers in 2019. This represents a 5% mix of MG’s total volume which is over three times the industry’s EV mix which reached 1.6% in 2019.”
It looks like 2020 is definitely going to be the year of the EV!
With the Renault Clio and Captur hybrids also arriving in the UK around June it’s certainly an exciting time for the automotive industry.
What does this mean for Green Parts though?
With the announcement of our new electric and hybrid department partnership with Hills Salvage & Recycling, we will be more than well equipped to safely dismantle and recycle these vehicle entering our sites.