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AID EXCLUSIVE

WESTERN EUROPE

High voltage Norway still driving change
West Europe’s electric car registrations rose by more than a half in October
Published: Wed, 27 November 2013 12:17:41 GMT
 

Nissan Leaf Norway lake sunset

West Europe’s electric car registrations rose by more than a half in October compared with a year earlier, according to AID’s exclusively compiled data. This marks a new milestone in the region’s excruciatingly slow and arduous march to eventually reach some halfway decent sales of battery-powered cars in the region’s diesel-dominated car market

Setting a new all-time record for any month, October’s West European electric car registrations zoomed well past the 4,000 threshold, thanks especially to a more than doubling in October registrations in both Norway and Germany, according to AID’s exclusively compiled data. 

However, digging just a little deeper into October’s outwardly encouraging data, AID observers conclude that the outwardly glowing picture is somewhat less flattering. 

4000+
October’s West European electric car registrations


Germany saw a more than doubling in October’s electric car registrations chiefly because of familiar one-off special factors rather than a sudden pick-up in genuine consumer demand. 

Moreover, last month’s sales of electric cars also more than doubled in Norway, thanks in no small part to the generous tax treatment and sweetheart user regulations that have made Norway’s electric car users the most pampered motorists on the planet
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West European new electric car sales:  
by country OCTOBER 2013 VS OCTOBER 2012
by country 10-MONths 2013 VS 10-MONths 2012
   

    

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