Europe records high in sales of Plug-In Electric Cars-Norway & UK sales
The global pandemic has affected the economy badly, despite it the electric vehicles market in Europe is breaking records. Especially the plug-in electric vehicles had their best month of the year in September. The plug-in vehicles witnessed record registration of 160,059 that is 166% more when compared it with the numbers in September 2019. The market share hit an outstanding 12%.
Europe records high in sales of Plug-In electric cars in September 2020
Most of the sales were BEVS but PHEVs are growing faster. BEVs counted 91,615 up 120% year-over-year and 7.1% of the market. The PHEVs recorded 68,444 up 268% year-over-year and 4.9% of the market.
According to a new analysis by clean transport lobby group Transport & Environment (T&E), electric vehicles are tipped to account for 10% of all auto sales in Europe by the end of 2020 and reach 15% in 2021. More than 772,000 new plug-in passenger cars were registered in Europe, which is 9% of the total volume (4.9% falls on BEVs) after 9 months.
Seems there is more demand for hybrid vehicles and more of them are coming to the market by some big automotive players such as Ford with its Kuga PHEV and Volvo with its XC40 and XC60 PHEVS.
The Volkswagen launched its all-electric ID.3 has also made an impact on the September’s sales list with 8,571 registrations which it makes the ID.3 the third most popular EV in September. The first and second place is taken by the Tesla Model 3 and Renault Zoe with 16,125 and 11,026 registrations respectively. The Zoe is still leading with 63,504 units sold since January 1, 2020. Telsa comes second with 57, 167 and VW e-Golf a distant third seeing 27,126 sales.
While we look into the numbers in Norway, 7,873 new electric cars were registered in October. Out of the 60.8 per cent were new passenger car registrations. Here also VW ID.3 became the most popular model with sales of 2,475 units.
There is an increase of 110.4 per cent of sales when compared to October 2019. In addition to the 7,873 electric cars, 9,560 new registrations in September (market share of 61.5 per cent) 2,372 plug-in hybrids were added to the 7,873 new registrations in Norway. This helps people who don’t want to shift completely to electric vehicles.
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