EV sales rise in Europe

According to an article published on the ev-volumes website, the number of electric vehicles sold in Europe reached 259,000 units in the first half of 2019. This trend indicates a growth of 33% over the year 2018.

An interesting fact is the increase in sales of 100% electric cars compared to plug-in hybrid vehicles. The change reflects the introduction of the more stringent WLTP for fuel economy ratings, changes in taxation/grants promoting more BEV uptake and better supply of long-range BEVs.

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Source: ev-volumes

In the first half of 2019 Germany and the Netherlands contributed the most to this growth, although Norway is still the word leader in EV uptake, with a share of 47 %

This sharp growth in electric vehicles must be followed by a good charging infrastructure, both in terms of fast charging and public charging.

Yes, car batteries are growing allowing more autonomy, however it is essential that there are enough charging points for a good user experience.

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