Sales of electric vehicles jumped three times in 2020 in this European country

Incentives to buyers to opt for battery-powered vehicles as well as encouraging manufacturers is showing results.To meet emission curtailing objectives, electric vehicles are seen as a viable option.
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| Updated on: 07 Jan 2021, 08:44 AM
File photo of electric vehicles charging used for representational purpose only. (REUTERS)
File photo of electric vehicles charging used for representational purpose only. (REUTERS)
File photo of electric vehicles charging used for representational purpose only. (REUTERS)
File photo of electric vehicles charging used for representational purpose only.

Sales of battery-electric vehicles in Germany increased three-fold to more than 194,000 units in 2020, the country's road-traffic regulator said on Wednesday, citing the appeal of a more diversified product offering and of more reliable technology.

"E-mobility has become a mainstream feature of the mobile society," the president of German regulator KBA, Richard Damm, said in a statement.

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Since vehicles with full or partial electric propulsion reached a market share of 22% in the fourth quarter of 2020, the German government was well on its way to reach its goal to have 7 million to 10 million registered electric vehicles on German roads by 2030, he added

Battery-electric vehicles made up 1.2% of all registered passenger cars in Germany at the end of 2020, up from 0.5% a year earlier, KBA said.

First Published Date: 07 Jan 2021, 08:44 AM IST
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