Electric car technology is advancing rapidly, and the latest figures suggest that Rugby is getting on board the green revolution.
Over 2018, the number of registered plug-in vehicles in the area increased by 49%.
The latest Department for Transport statistics show the number of registered electric or plug-in hybrid cars, vans and micro-cars called quadricycles in Rugby.
At the end of 2017 there were 175 electric vehicles.
By December last year, that figure had grown to 261, a jump of 86.
That’s lower than the increase of 1,762 in Peterborough, which has the highest percentage of plug-in vehicles of any local authority in the United Kingdom.
But back in 2013, in Rugby, there were just 11 electric cars, which shows the progress the industry has made in a short time.