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Mitsubishi Outlander remains the most popular electric vehicle on UK roads

The most common plug-in vehicle on UK roads is still the Mitsubishi Outlander, according to the latest DVLA data.

There were 32,048 of the plug-in hybrid versions of the vehicle licensed at the end of 2017, with the pure electric Nissan Leaf of (19,624) the next most popular plug-in.

The BMW 330e (9,143) in third place pushed the BMW i3 and i3s into fourth (9,024), while the Mercedes-Benz C350e (8,867) was in fifth place.

At the end of 2017, there were a total of 126,857 cars and vans licensed in the UK that are or have been eligible for the Government’s plug-in grant schemes, according to analysis of DVLA data by the RAC Foundation.

This is 9% higher than the 116,534 on the road at the end of the previous quarter (Q3 2017) and 52% higher than the 83,224 on the road a year earlier (Q4 2016).