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Published on December 27th, 2015 | by James Ayre


Europe EV Sales Up 49%

December 27th, 2015 by  

Originally published on EV Obsession.

More than 75,000 electric vehicles were registered in the European market in 2015, according to the most recent figures from Avere France. The top 4 markets in Europe for the year — Norway, France, the UK, and Germany — accounted for roughly 75% of all registrations/sales for the year.

Given that these figures are for the first 11 months of the year, and don’t include the month of December, the final figures for 2015 will end up notably higher. Altogether, though, January through November 2015 already saw 76,301 electric vehicle (EV) registrations. This represents a 48.5% increase over 2014.

Europe EV Sales

Of this figure, Norway accounts for 22,388 units registered — a substantial chunk of the total, in other words.

Here’s more via a recent press release (via an online translation tool):

Norway and widely promotes the acquisition of electric vehicles through tax exemptions and benefits to use. Individuals are not the only ones to benefit. Witness the case of Posten, which just completed its fleet of 900 vehicles for mail delivery with Kangoo Maxi ZE 240 new.

The France reinforces his side’s second European market position of the electric vehicle with 17,060 registrations since the beginning of the year, while maintaining a steady growth rate of 48% (read the barometer of October). Behind the United Kingdom in the first half, Germany takes third place, even though the country has not yet implemented a financial support policy on the transition to electric vehicles. Across the Channel, it is for now PHEVs have the most since the rating 60% of 21,000 registered rechargeable vehicles. The government proposes to indiscriminately at £5,000 on the purchase of a model less than 50g CO2/km and whose autonomy is greater than 112 km.

Following these 4 market leaders are the countries of Denmark and Switzerland, amongst other. These two countries in particular, though, have both seen registrations double over the last year — so are worth highlighting. This doubling is partly the result of improved infrastructure and/or incentives. 
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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.

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