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