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Electric vehicles accounted for almost one-fifth of new car sales in Europe in the third quarter.

London-Nearly one-fifth of the vehicles sold in the European Union in the third quarter were electric models as fossil fuel vehicles continued to surge while fossil fuels were sluggish, according to sales data released Friday by the trade agency. was.

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) represents major European vehicles and truck, Van and bus makers battery With electricity Plugin hybrid Model sales across the European Union account for just under 19% of total sales.

battery Electric car Plug-in hybrid models increased by nearly 43% to more than 197,000 units, while unit sales increased by nearly 57% to more than 212,000 units.

This is slower than in 2020, when sales have nearly tripled from low levels.

But that is compared to a 35% drop in gasoline car sales. Gasoline vehicles remain the largest seller, accounting for nearly 40% of total sales. Diesel Car During the quarter.

Less than a decade ago, diesel vehicles accounted for more than 50% of EU sales, but less than 18% of all vehicles sold in the third quarter.

Not only do we have to deal with strict new EU carbon Emissions Targets, automakers and consumers are benefiting from government subsidies for electric vehicles.

The European Commission has also proposed an effective ban on fossil fuel vehicles from 2035 and aims to accelerate the switch to zero-emission electric vehicles as part of a wide range of measures to combat. global warming..

(Report by Nick Carey; edited by Sandra Maler)

https://www.autoblog.com/2021/10/22/european-electric-car-sales-q3-21/ Electric vehicles accounted for almost one-fifth of new car sales in Europe in the third quarter.

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