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EUROPE | PHEV CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE
In Europe PHEVs already outsell electric cars

Sales of plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) in Western Europe continue to rise as both environment- and value-conscious consumers, thanks principally to the lure of tempting plug-in grants in some markets such as the UK, are now opting in growing numbers for the flexibility of today’s PHEVs 

Published: Mon, 27th Jun 2016 16:27:01 GMT |
 

West European PHEV Electric sales Jan May 2016 AID Newsletter

The latest AID survey shows that 5-months sales of PHEVs rose 43 per cent, thus accounting for a much-improved 0.7 per cent of the total West European car market at this year’s 5-months stage.

As barometers of sentiment go, to date PHEVs already outsell pure electric cars, a trend fuelled by the governments’ intended switch to renewable automotive fuels.

Nowhere else is this more visible than in the sudden transformation of Norway’s closely monitored car market.

In a sign of the times, in Norway’s bellwether market the sales share of PHEVs pole-vaulted to 13.4 per cent so far this year, and during May itself PHEVs already outsold electric cars.

In consequence, Norway’s May electric car sales share plunged to 11.1 per cent from 15.5 per cent a year ago.
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