The latest DVLA data by the RAC Foundation showed there were 519,266 BEVs licensed at the end of June, an increase from the  282,977 that had been registered a year earlier and 130,246 at the end of June 2020.

The most popular model was reportedly the Tesla Model 3, according to the RAC Foundation. 

“This is a very significant milestone in terms of getting more battery-powered cars onto our roads, but we still have a long way to travel before we achieve a truly green fleet given that there are around 33 million cars in Britain,” RAC Foundation director Steve Gooding told the PA news agency. 

Despite the achievement, there is still a long way ahead before the UK can reach its goal of banning the sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans in the UK from 2030.

The latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders showed that demand for new pure electric cars is rising more slowly than last year.

According to the organisation, at the end...