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 ELECTRIC CAR BEV SALES  | W-EUROPE |  AID DATA
July scorcher for West Europeís summer temperatures and BEV sales
 
Published: Fri, 24th August 2018 13:54:58 GMT  
 

West European July electric car sales trend and history

Sweltering temperatures in much of July were echoed to an extent by hot buying intensity from some of the regionís electric car buyers. AIDís exclusive own figures show that West Europeís July market for pure electric cars (BEVs) grew by almost 40 per cent. Thatís partly thanks to strong respective sales gains of 35.8 per cent and 25.6 per cent in both Germany and Norway, now two of West Europeís leading BEV markets. But thatís not all

Despite Julyís scorching heat across much of Western Europe, those active in Europeís BEV market found sweet comfort in unexpectedly lively BEV sales in some isolated European markets where until now BEV sales barely registered on auto-industry radar screens. 

But whether Julyís sudden BEV sales activity will change that still remains to be seen. 

Apart from yet another good BEV sales month in Norway and Germany, Julyís lively regional turnout on the electric car front owes a great deal to a near tripling in July BEV sales in the Netherlands, where sales rocketed to 1,053 units. 

Thatís due in part to a big benefit in kind (BIK) tax hike scheduled for January 1 next year for BEVs priced over Ä50,000. 

There was yet another plus side to Julyís European BEV sales. 

In this respect, nowhere was the sense of surprise more palpable than in...

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