New research by YourParkingSpace.co.uk has highlighted that electric vehicles are on a rapid rise while diesel options are increasingly declining.
The online parking portal has conducted a study on its parking booking data of over 250,000 parking spaces available, which has shown that diesel vehicles are down by 15% from 2019 to 2020.
Meanwhile, parking bookings for pure electric vehicles, some of which are also available with a charging option so drivers can top up their battery, are up by 72%, while hybrid vehicle parking bookings have also seen a major increase of 58%.
The study has highlighted that the all-electric revolution is clearly already happening in the UK, according to Harrison Woods, managing director at YourParkingSpace.co.uk.
“Our data clearly shows that more-and-more Brits are turning their backs on diesel vehicles,” he said. “On the other hand, YourParkingSpace.co.uk has also seen a sharp increase in the number of motorists looking for a parking space to leave their electric vehicle.”
Across the UK, London is leading the EV rush with data showing that parking bookings for these vehicles more than doubled from 2019 to 2020. Conversely, the number of diesel vehicle parking bookings was down in every city, apart from Aberdeen, with a decline as high as 25% in Liverpool.
This trend certainly does not come as a surprise. We reported that in January new registrations of battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles have steadily increased, while diesel options have been struggling.
Harrison has pointed out that since the ban on new internal combustion engines has been announced the all-electric revolution has certainly sped up.
“The ban on sale of new petrol and diesel cars in the UK is less than 10 years away, no doubt hastening the shift to other low carbon forms of transport,” he said.