More electric than diesel cars registered in Europe, Belgium shows strongest growth
More new electric than diesel cars were registered in Europe for the first time this year. The biggest increases were recorded in Belgium (147.3 per cent) and in Denmark (100.7 per cent).
In the period from January to October, 1.23 million all-electric cars were registered in the EU, compared to 1.22 million diesel cars, figures from sector organisation ACEA showed on Tuesday. Electric cars, meanwhile, account for a 14 per cent market share in Europe.
In October, the car market in the EU grew for the 15th consecutive month: 855,484 new cars were registered, up 14.6 per cent on the same month last year. Three of the largest markets recorded double-digit growth: France (21.9 per cent), Italy (20 per cent) and Spain (18.1 per cent). Belgium saw 26.6 per cent growth in registrations.
Electric car registrations rose 36.3 per cent in Europe in October, to 121,808 units.
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