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The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said 4,464 vehicles in the electric hybrid, fuel cell, plug-in hybrid and pure electric categories have been sold so far this year, compared to 3,211 in 2019

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said 4,464 vehicles in the electric hybrid, fuel cell, plug-in hybrid and pure electric categories have been sold so far this year, compared to 3,211 in 2019

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The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said 4,464 vehicles in the electric hybrid, fuel cell, plug-in hybrid and pure electric categories have been sold so far this year, compared to 3,211 in 2019

Electric car sales here have powered ahead of market trends with growth of nearly 40% during 2020, the Belfast Telegraph can reveal.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said 4,464 vehicles in the electric hybrid, fuel cell, plug-in hybrid and pure electric categories have been sold so far this year, compared to 3,211 in 2019.

In contrast, sales of all new cars have fallen by 30% to 34,475.


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