The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) also said market share of battery EVs reached about 17% last month and the industry body called for "fairer" EV taxation ahead of the country's budget due on Wednesday.

Britain had sold its one millionth battery EV in January.

SMMT final figures for the month are due to be published at 0900 GMT.

(Reporting by Richard Rohan Francis in Bengaluru; Editing by Krishna Chandra Eluri)