Rugby motorists revved up for green revolution

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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.