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AID EXCLUSIVE

WESTERN EUROPE

Europeís electrifying EV car sales growth
High growth recorded but from very low base
Published: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:49:45 GMT
 

BMW i3 on charge Copenhagen

Novemberís electric car registrations in Western Europe were still humming along nicely. 

Thanks in large part to a near fivefold jump in registrations in Norway and a more than doubling of registrations in the Netherlands, France and Germany, close on 5,000 electric cars were first registered in the region last November. 

In November, as well as September and October, electric car registrations in the region climbed to new all-time highs. 

Thatís the good news... 

The not so good news for the electric car industry is that Novemberís outwardly rosy-looking electric car sales story in otherwise gloom-laden Europe paints a somewhat distorted picture, chiefly because Norwayís runaway electric car sales growth provides the casual onlooker with a distorted picture.

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November Tesla Model S registrations in Germany


Without Norway, where Novemberís electric car sales share zoomed to a headline-grabbing 11.9 per cent, following a near fivefold jump in sales to some 1,434 units, combined November registrations of electric cars in the regionís remaining 14 other West European markets regularly monitored by AID reached just 3,546 units, adding up to a still microscopic market share of 0.4 per cent...more


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DATA AVAILABLE TO SUBSCRIBERS WITH THIS ARTICLE:

West European new electric car sales:  
by country NOVEMBER 2013 VS NOVEMBER 2012
by country 11-MONths 2013 VS 11-MONths 2012

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