Covid-19’s impact on the economy is not denting interest in electric vehicles (EVs), with record-breaking registrations in Europe, last month.
Electrified car sales have grown across Europe, while overall new car registrations remain in decline, according to Jato Dynamics data.
Diesel and unleaded new car registrations in Europe decreased by 59% and 52% respectively in May, new figures from Jato Dynamics suggest.
New car sales across Europe have plummeted, reaching a four-year low for the month of February.
January marked a bad start for new car registrations and electric vehicles (EVs) provided the only driver of growth for the market, according to Jato Dynamics.
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.
European NGO Transport and Environment makes claim after EU’s environmental watchdog shows new car average emission rise.
The Tesla Model 3 led the BEV and premium mid-size saloon rankings, according to analysis from Jato Dynamics.
The average CO2 emissions across all cars sold in Europe reached a four-year high of 120.5g/km in 2018, according to Jato Dynamics.
The Global car market remained stable last year, despite significant shifts in certain markets.
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.
Jato Dynamics is developing and testing a WLTP global data solution that will enable the automotive industry to access WLTP data via one single solution.
The decline in diesel was largely caused by falling demand in Germany and the UK, reports Jato.
Average CO2 emissions generated by new cars in Europe have increased for the first time in 10 years.
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.
Average CO2 emissions for new cars across Europe fell by 3.2% to 119.3g/km, according to the annual CO2 analysis carried out by Jato Dynamics.
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