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PEVs lend themselves to big cities and small countries, of which many are in Europe. Ideal as a second car in other situations as well. Petrol prices are falling so that isn't good for alternative fueled vehicles. So how well is the push going for more as this sort of vehicle needs assistance? Below the chart is colour coded, yellow for decrease, blue for less market share and green for an increased slice of the pie.
The Netherlands grew strongly to depose Norway, a nation that has had to pull back on incentives. Norway is a much smaller car buying nation anyway so the ratio is better. The extreme right column shows the percentage. There we see the Netherlands had 9.7% PEV sales for 2015 and Norway 22.4%. Germany is the only nation in the top 10 by volume that fails to reach 1%.
Someone living in our street had recently bought a Leaf car, a late model import from Japan. He loves it and gave me a tour of the car. It was more roomy than I thought it would be. He has two cars, so the second is for long trips. Myself being a one car owner would find the range too limited.
|Pure Electric Vehicle (PEV)|
Data source: ACEA.
Summary: A total of 1.3% of cars in European nations shown here were of electric propulsion. With the exception of two nations, little is happening.
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