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ELECTRIC / PHEV  AID EXCLUSIVE
Neck-and-neck race between PHEVs and pure electric cars

Published: Mon, 01 June 2015 14:17:35 GMT

PHEV PEV electric car sales Europe by market April 2015

AIDís exclusively compiled data reveals that in terms of sales the auto-industryís newest breed of ultra-low CO2 emitting PHEVs (Plug-in-Hybrid-Electric-Vehicles) are catching up fast with their pure battery-powered electric car cousins like Nissanís still sector-leading LEAF. AIDís forecasters now believe that in Europe PHEVs will keep their edge over todayís pure electric cars, and before long - given some meaningful purchase and ownership incentives - they will dominate Europeís still tiny market for ultra-low emission cars for some time to come 

Kicked off in a near solo-move in the Netherlands during October 2013, followed nearly a year later by its no less spectacular showroom debut in the UK, almost overnight Mitsubishiís Outlander PHEV has spawned - if not pioneered - an almost entirely new sub-sector. 

24,578
Western Europe's PHEV sales total during January-April this year


26,808
Western Europe's pure electric sales total during January-April this year


A key pointer as to how West Europeís car buying public has responded to these newly arrived PHEVs, during the four months to April this year observers of Europeís alternative car propulsion scene are already treated to a tight neck-and-neck race between electric cars and PHEVs.

AIDís exclusively compiled figures reveal that during the four months to April this year sales of PHEVs in Western Europe climbed to some 24,578 units, narrowly failing to catch up with the only slightly larger 26,808 pure electric cars first registered during the same four months spell
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