Electric car sales in Western Europe, excluding
PHEVs (Plug-In-Hybrids), fell for the fourth month in a row in August posting a 1.2 per cent
dip from the same month last year. Without France, which saw a 38.9 per cent sales gain,
West Europeís August electric car sales (BEVs) fell 6.7 per cent widening the sales shortfall
to date to 6.1 per cent, according to AIDís exclusively compiled data
Sales of battery electric cars (BEVs) in Western Europe, in a month that saw an 8 per cent in rise in
overall car sales, fell by a contrasting 1.2 per cent in August.
Thatís the fourth straight month of decline, giving the worst underlying trend rate since the start
of this year, according to exclusive figures released by AID.
Another reflection of the sectorís poor underlying performance to date, the sales share going
to electric cars in August eased back to 0.78 per cent compared with a slightly higher 0.86 per cent during
the same month last year, according to AID figures.
Further evidence that Europeís car buying public has balked at electric carsí high price, limited range, long
recharging times and a shortage of functional public recharging facilities, Augustís blatant lack of progress
is echoed tellingly in this yearís cumulative picture.
Almost three-quarters through the year, West Europeís electric car sales share
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