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Published April 20, 2015 08:12 AM

Electric vehicle sales booming in France, Germany, UK

France is leading Europe’s electric vehicle revolution with the nation now accounting for more than a quarter of EV sales across the EU, new figures reveal.

Data released by the European Environment Agency shows around 38 000 electric vehicles were registered in 2014, up by 57 % compared to 2013. 

The largest number of registrations was recorded in France, with more than 10 700 vehicles. Germany - around 8 500 vehicles – was in second place with the UK following with around 6 700 vehicles. 

The report confirming Europe’s electric vehicle boom also found new cars sold in 2014 emit on average 2.6 % less CO2 than those sold in 2013 and almost 7 grammes of CO2/km below the 2015 target.

The average emissions level of a new car sold in 2014 was 123.4 grammes of carbon dioxide (CO2) per kilometre, significantly below the 2015 target of 130 g, according to provisional data from the European Environment Agency (EEA). 

Since monitoring started under current legislation in 2010, emissions have decreased by 17 g CO2/km (12 %). Manufacturers will, nevertheless, have to further reduce emissions to meet the target of 95 g CO2/km by 2021.

Tesla image credit R. Greenway, ENN.

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