Schmidt Automotive Research has established that With lithium-ion batteries and electronics, they were almost one pure EV in ten vehicles sold in Europe in November.
There was a time in which EVs and combustion-engined cars fought for customers’ preferences. If one thinks that is now, one either forgot or do not know that EVs were among the first automobiles. As said by Sandy Munro a while ago, noting that what killed them back in the day was their range and the electric starter. With lithium-ion batteries and electronics, they were almost one in ten vehicles sold in Europe in November, according to Schmidt Automotive Research.
If one realized that it is less than 10 percent of the market, such is very right. In fact, it is 8.9 percent. Regardless of how little this seems, that’s the largest market share pure EVs have had in Europe in modern times. EVs may have had larger market shares in the Old Continent in the early days of the automotive industry, but we are not sure about that.
In the meantime, Schmidt Automotive Research said that the CO2 emission fines in Europe were the main driver. This is for that market share increase, aided by more generous government incentives to sell electrified cars. Perhaps these governments pushed incentives precisely when the car market was more depressed due to the pandemic.
Germany would lead the pack and would currently have a plug-in car fleet of more than 500,000 cars. The German government wants 1 million plug-in cars in the country by the end of 2021. The best selling EV in Europe is the Renault ZOE, as users are aware. However, the Volkswagen ID.3 may soon overtake the French contender.
If one considers all the European Union countries, battery electric vehicles sold 82,100 units in November. Until the end of that month, 562,000 electric cars were sold in Europe. Meanwhile, PHEVs also went well but had smaller numbers: 499,000 units.