In Europe sold a record number of electric vehicles


Sales of electric cars increased significantly.

Over the past six months in Europe has sold 195 thousand electric vehicles or 2% of all cars sold. The statistics included the “pure” electric vehicles (Battery Electric Vehicles – BEV) and plug-in hybrids (Plug-in Hybrids – PHEV), including passenger cars and “light commercial” machine, reports citing .

Share “battery” cars and plug-in hybrids was approximately equal, BEV -51%, PHEV – 49%.

Compared to the first half of 2017 sales increased by 42%.

By the end of 2018 planned sales of electric vehicles to 430 thousand.

The important event, which the authors of the report in the first half of the European fleet of electric vehicles now exceeds one million units.

Europe is not a leader. China has reached its target of one million electric cars in October of last year.

The authors of the report expect that the U.S. market will be over a million in December 2018.

Back to European data. On all fifteen key markets in Europe increased compared with the first half of 2017.

Norway, as usual, in the lead, but Germany comes on the heels and in the current year, probably will take first place in sales of electric vehicles in Europe. The Germans finally began to buy electric cars, and the market grew by more than 50%.For the first six months of 2018, it sold 87 electric vehicles fuel cell (hydrogen cars) more than in the past, when it was possible to realize only 66 such machines. The figure speaks for itself – in Europe, yet there is no market for such cars.

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