Electric car sales in Europe will triple by the end of 2020

Electric car sales in Europe will triple by the end of 2020

October 13, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Despite the fact that the share of such cars on the market is still not too large, the dynamics of sales is much more important.

The Transport & Environment organization has given its forecast regarding the volume of sales of new machines with an electrical component in the European market. By the end of the year, sales of such cars may triple, and their share will be 0.1% of all cars sold on the European continent. An even more optimistic forecast was made for 2021 – next year the share of “green” cars is quite capable of growing to 15%.

This is facilitated by the expansion of the model range of such machines, as well as the desire to further reduce harmful emissions into the atmosphere. Note that the average volume of emissions of harmful substances next year should be 92 g / km – if the indicator is exceeded, a fine will be issued. In the first half of 2020, this figure was 111 g / km, which is noticeably lower than a year earlier, but still not enough.

At the same time, many automakers are forced to speed up the release of new cars in order to meet the norms – the reason was the coronavirus epidemic, which forced to postpone the premieres of some cars, including electric ones.

Meanwhile, a hybrid modification of the Ford Fiesta has appeared on the UK market. The car replaced two diesel versions that have been selling very poorly lately.