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Electric vehicle sales surge in Europe by 50 per cent

Electric vehicle sales on the up in Europe as diesel vehicle sales continue downward trend according to data issued by ACEA.

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The BMW i3 electric car. Source: BMW

The Driven

Electric vehicle sales are rising in Europe as diesel vehicle sales continue a downward trend, according to data issued for the third quarter of 2019.

Nearly 200,000 all-electric vehicles were sold in European Union from January to the end of September 2019, with 73,000 of those sold in the third quarter compared to just 32,000 in the same period the previous year.

As Europe faces tighter restrictions on car emissions and heavily polluted cities such as Amsterdam and Madrid introduce bans on diesel vehicles in CBDs, diesel registrations declined by 14%, reducing the diesel market share to just 30%.

In contrast, sales of new electric vehicles including all-electric and plug-in hybrids jumped 51.8% to 110,630  in Q3 alone, with battery electric vehicles driving the majority of this growth according to the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) which published the data.

To read the full story on RenewEconomy’s electric vehicle dedicated site, The Driven, click here…

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