He also noted that since the UK has had five different No. 1 brands during the last six months, which is a big change from the past when Ford and Vauxhall were in a constant battle for the top spot.
Hyundai gained by capitalizing on its better supply situation -- it along with Kia and Tesla have gained share of late because they have had more consistent access to microchips -- and the market's EV boom.
Hyundai has reached an electrification share of 57 percent in the UK, with 31 percent of its sales coming from full-electric models, 6 percent plug-in hybrids and 20 percent full hybrids. Only 42 percent of the brand's February registrations were powered by a gasoline engine and 1 percent were diesel.
The UK's full-electric car registrations rose 196 percent while demand for full hybrids more than doubled (+115 percent). Many of the customers are moving away from diesels (-39 percent).
More than 60 percent of full-electric car registrations come from fleets. That is because company car drivers pay very low benefit-in-kind taxes.