Electric Car Sales In Western Europe Spurt But From Miniscule Base Forbes

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Electric Car Sales In Western Spurt, But From Miniscule

Electric car sales in Western are amazingly strong if you look at the

Statistics from Britain’s Industry Data (AID) electric car’s market in Western Europe bounded 38 per last year, while zoomed almost 60 per cent. the base numbers are still small. Actual sales in for battery and plug-in hybrids a barely noticeable 38,617, up 24,157, for a market share of per cent compared with per cent in 2012.

Electric cars now on sale the battery-only Nissan Leaf, Renault Zoe, VW E-Up, Benz Smart, and the Tesla S. Plug-in hybrids include the Ampera extended range vehicle, the Toyota Prius, Outlander and a Volvo.

Nissan Europe’s biggest selling car in 2013, probably

Electric and plug-in hybrid cars in remain overpriced, often about twice as much as an gasoline or diesel car even huge government subsidies of up to in some countries. Battery-only carry the dreaded range-anxiety and all are difficult to contemplate for regular because battery life and related questions decimate value expectations.

The only market to show enthusiasm for electric cars relatively obscure ones Norway and Holland. But in these tax subsidies and use-incentives make an electric car a rational decision. In sky-high taxes on normal and a 23 per cent sales tax make it a choice to go tax-free electric. At when you get stranded, you might have some money in your wallet.

In Norway, electric car owners free on toll roads, get city parking, and in the capital they have the freedom of the bus Norway’s electric car sales 7,882 in 2013, according to making it Europe’s second behind France’s 8,779.

AID Peter Schmidt said the across Europe for electric and plug-in hybrids is almost dependent on government subsidies. For Holland had tax breaks for electric in December which expired at the end of the This meant BMW was able to 225 little i3s in December, and only 15 in and Tesla Model S sales of 578 in collapsed to just seven in


Because of the fragility of the market, are keeping details close to chests, but according to Schmidt the Leaf battery-only car was probably the seller in Western Europe year, with the Renault Zoe The Tesla Model S was probably with sales of 3,900 year in Western Europe and in Norway. Tesla though be worried about announcing details of this very car.

Germany, Europe’s biggest car has so far eschewed offering subsidies for or plug-in hybrids, and isn’t to change this any time although some fringe might be offered.

“German not introduce subsidies, although might offer some for parking or bus lane use. The thing that’s definitive is they have ruled out car subsidies,” Schmidt said.

said Western Europe’s and plug-in hybrid sales rise to approaching a market of 0.5 per cent in 2014, up from year’s 0.34 per cent.

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