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. ...more
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