New car CO2 emissions have continued to rise and have hit the highest average since 2014. Only a rapid increase in electric vehicles will reverse this trend.
Registrations of electric vehicles (EVs), including hybrids, totalled 96,600 units in July in Europe – as demand increased by 29% from July 2018.
The Tesla Model 3 led the BEV and premium mid-size saloon rankings, according to analysis from Jato Dynamics.
The UK had the worst performing car market in terms of growth in 2018, with a 6.8% decline in registrations.
The the European new car market recorded the highest monthly decline of the past decade in September, as 1.12 million vehicles were registered – 343,000 less than in September 2017.
UK car registrations have fallen behind the rest of Europe, with a 6.4% decline between January and June.
The decline in diesel was largely caused by falling demand in Germany and the UK, reports Jato.
UK car registrations were 11.2% lower in November than in November 2016.
The European car industry boomed in 2016 with SUV sales accounting for one in every four cars sold.
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