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 ELECTRIC CAR SALES  | EUROPE |  AID DATA
Looking better, but genuine BEV take-off remains distant promise
Published: Wed, 20th June 2018 16:50:58 GMT  
 

Western Europe BEV car sales history mix and sales volume

On the face of it, it looks as if West Europe’s market for electric cars (BEVs) may be about to take off, AID’s exclusive May figures reveal. Despite a host of positive and promising signs of growth during this year’s first half, accompanied for good measure by some new all-time records for this still tiny sector, already there are signs that this year’s lively first-half may give way to a somewhat cooler spell during this year’s second half and the fourth quarter in particular 

In terms of cold statistics, since the closing months of last year West Europe’s electric car market has picked up added momentum. 

May’s electric car registrations, for the 9th successive month in a row reached five figure values. 

Other upbeat signs, May sales rose by more than a third, bringing the cumulative registrations at this year’s 5-months stage to almost 70,000 units. 

That tops last year’s comparative total for the same period by an outwardly strong looking 38.2 per cent. 

However, it’s not quite as rosy as it looks, according to AID market observer.

This year’s outwardly upbeat BEV sales story paints a somewhat distorted picture: a mere four markets, Norway, Germany, France and the Netherlands were so far responsible for seven-in-ten of this year’s West European BEV sales. 


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