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W. EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE    
Europeís April electric car charge drops to near zero
Published: Wed, 25th May 2016 14:53:00 GMT
 

West European monthly growth rates up to April 2016 AID Newsletter

April electric car sales in Europe grow at slowest rate for 18-months, but imminent start of German E-Car subsidies offers glimmer of hope 

AIDís exclusively compiled figures reveal that sales of electric cars - excluding PHEVs - in Western Europe in April rose 9.9 per cent to 7,300 units compared with 6,644 during the same month last year. 

Thatís the slowest monthly rate of growth since November 2014. 

Thatís the good news. 

The bad news for the electric car industry is that in terms of market share there has been next to no progress. 

This April, compared with the same month last year, West Europeís electric car sales share remained stuck at a tiny 0.6 per cent, according to AIDís own data.

European demand for electric cars, a segment best typified by this yearís sector-dominating Nissan Leaf, has slowed down to walking pace, continuing a steady slowdown evident since the beginning of this year. 

But for the industry, Aprilís distinct slowdown to a single-digit rate of growth isnít quite as bad as it seems. 

Aprilís slowdown was by no means unexpected, and the reasons are easily spotted
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