West Europe’s electric car
registrations (BEV) – excluding plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) - tumbled
further in July, with registrations dropping by nearly a quarter from
year-ago, marking this year’s steepest percentage decline and the third
successive drop in a row, exclusive AID figures reveal
Another reflection of July’s disappointing news from West Europe’s
electric car market, the sales share going to these cars, excluding all
PHEVs, slipped back to less than half a percentage point.
July’s setback, with electric car registrations tumbling twelve times
faster than the overall car market, brings West Europe’s seven months
electric sales total to just a touch under 50,000 units, according
to AID Newsletter figures.
This translates into an unchanged 0.6 per cent
market penetration at this year’s seven months stage.
Painting a uniformly bleak picture, July’s West
European electric car registrations dropped well short of year ago
levels in the vast majority of markets, with cumulative registrations to
July also down in nine of the sixteen markets regularly monitored by AID...more
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