Electric car revolution gathers pace as Europe nears landmark of half-a-million on the road, with Britain the third biggest buyer

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Nissan Leaf & Renault Zoe via #evmeerkatEurope is edging closer to reaching half-a-million electric and hybrid#electricVehicle #ElectricCar - Plug-in electric cars in pre-production and testing (2009-2014). Read more ... » carsBMW i3, Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S, win in Next Green Car awards. Read more ... » on the road, with British motorists the third biggest national owners.

The 500,000 feat in Europe should be achieved by the end of this calendar year, according to a recent report.

Electric vehicles*Applauds* California Zero Emissions Car Target May Hit 100% By 2030. Read more ... » remain a niche marketBMW i3, Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S, win in Next Green Car awards. Read more ... », but in a further sign of their growing popularity Halfords said it will be able to service electric and hybrid modelsUK GOV: ...Strategy setting out our vision for recharging infrastructure in the UK... #ev #electricCar #plugin #charging. Read more ... » at all of its autocentres by April 2018.

That comes after Britain’s Transport Minister John Hayes announced a £35 million investment to boost the uptake of alternativeKudos: Heathrow Airport increases fleet of electric cars in bid to improve CO2 emissions. Read more ... »-fuelGeneva Motor Show: Electric cars no longer the exception?. Read more ... » cars last month.

Transport & Environment (T&E) said 145,000 plug-inToo good to not* mention: Volvo Plugin (#ev hybrid) V60 - 49g/km CO2 and nearly 150mpg in Hybrid, while Power can deliver 0-62mph in just 6.2 seconds!. Read more ... » hybrid and pure electric vehicles were sold in Europe in 2015 alone as interest in low-emissions motoring increased, with the UK as one of the front runners for early adoption.

Closer inspection of registration data worldwide showed that Europe is only behind ChinaBYD adding to Shenzen's city fleet with 500 e6 electric police cars. Read more ... » in the take-up of EVsFisker loses $32m in EVs to Hurricane Sandy. Read more ... », with the UK being the third biggest buyer#ElectricCar buyers are younger and more Affluent than hybrid owners. Read more ... » of alternative-fuel cars on the continent behind the Netherlands and Norway – though we’re currently more interested in plugPlugin Hybrids #EV electric range: V60 30miles vs Prius plugin 12miles vs DS5 6 miles. #green #electricCar. Read more ... »-in hybridsPlugins Electric Range: 15miles for 2013 #Prius and #Ampera, vs 30+ miles for #Volt and #V60 #Hybrid #Volvo.. Read more ... ».

Debate rages about whether plug-in hybrid carsFairness: #Hybrid and sub 100g/km cars to lose exemption from #London #Congestion #Charge. take that wannabees!. Read more ... » – those with a conventional petrolVolkswagen Golf Plug-in Hybrid review (due 2014/2015). Read more ... » or dieselPlugins Electric Range: 15miles for 2013 #Prius and #Ampera, vs 30+ miles for #Volt and #V60 #Hybrid #Volvo.. Read more ... » engineVolkswagen Golf Plug-in Hybrid review (due 2014/2015). Read more ... » but also an electric motorVolkswagen Golf Plug-in Hybrid review (due 2014/2015). Read more ... » to supplement it on lower-speedVolkswagen Golf Plug-in Hybrid review (due 2014/2015). Read more ... » journeys – can really be considered electric, but currently these vehicles are included in the statisticsDenmark : #EV #ElectricCar sales on the rise. Read more ... ».

MitsubishiMitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Now #2 In UK Electric Car Sales. Read more ... » sold the highest numberElectric News: Nissan #Leaf price cut by £2,500 (starts at £23,490). Read more ... » of EVs in Europe in 2015, making up almost a quarter of all the cars the Japanese brand sold last year, according to T&E.

However, 99.3Nissan reaches 10,000 Leaf electric car sales in UK. Read more ... » per cent of the 28Norway Is Model Society for Electric Vehicles. Read more ... »,175 ‘electric’ Mitsubishis registered were the plug-in hybrid OutlanderWishes answered: 4X4 and its a PlugIn Hybrid with 44g Co2/KM . Read more ... » – Europe and the UK’s most popular alternative fuel car of last year, of which ‘there are concerns the short electric rangePlugins Electric Range: 15miles for 2013 #Prius and #Ampera, vs 30+ miles for #Volt and #V60 #Hybrid #Volvo.. Read more ... » undermines its environmental benefits’, the report said.

That’s because the Outlander PHEVWishes answered: 4X4 and its a PlugIn Hybrid with 44g Co2/KM . Read more ... » only has a claimed all-electric rangePlugins Electric Range: 15miles for 2013 #Prius and #Ampera, vs 30+ miles for #Volt and #V60 #Hybrid #Volvo.. Read more ... » of just 32Tesla will expand Supercharger network across Europe. Read more ... ».5Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Is Europe’s Best Selling #ev PlugIn Vehicle #PHEV. Read more ... » miles before having to switchWishes answered: 4X4 and its a PlugIn Hybrid with 44g Co2/KM . Read more ... » to unleaded powerindependent.ie: "We're not serious enough on electric cars". I concur.. Read more ... ». In real-worldBMW i3, Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S, win in Next Green Car awards. Read more ... » drivingBMW i3, Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S, win in Next Green Car awards. Read more ... » conditions this is likely to be even lower.

500,000 EVs in Europe

However, Europe does buyStep closer: 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Now In Production. Read more ... » some pure electric models in bulk.

The second best selling EV is the RenaultGeneva Motor Show: Electric cars no longer the exception?. Read more ... » ZoeRenault drops lease price for electric Zoe in UK to mere £189/mth. Read more ... », a pure electric small car – not dissimilar to the I-MiEV – with 16Tough but gotta be done: Netherlands may ban sale of non-electric cars by 2025. Read more ... »,612 units registered in Europe last term.

The all-electric NissanHealthy 30% increase: Demand for Electric Nissan Leaf increases #ev #electricCar. Read more ... » LeafElectric News: Nissan #Leaf price cut by £2,500 (starts at £23,490). Read more ... » (11Not just You and I: Green vehicle demand revs up as UK electric car sales quadruple. Read more ... »,977 units sold) lost its third position*Applauds* California Zero Emissions Car Target May Hit 100% By 2030. Read more ... » to the newKia’s electric car on sale in 2014 – but will it be for UK?. Read more ... » Golf GTE (a plug-in hybrid version of the popular Volkswagen GolfVolkswagen Golf Plug-in Hybrid review (due 2014/2015). Read more ... » familyBMW i3, Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S, win in Next Green Car awards. Read more ... » car) with almost 15The UK went crazy for electric vehicles and hybrids in 2015. Read more ... »,000 new registrations.

Julia Hildermeier, electromobility officer of T&E, said: ‘The electromobility revolution is underway and Europe is well placed to take a leading*Applauds* California Zero Emissions Car Target May Hit 100% By 2030. Read more ... » position.

‘To fully grab this chance, Europe needs four important boosts from regulators: ambitious European CO2 limits for new cars in 2025 including a specific target for EV salesTotal Count : UK electric car sales surge in 2014. Read more ... » to stimulate competition amongst carmakers; to accelerate the roll-out of EV chargingFirst carbon-zero taxi service hits UK roads. Read more ... » infrastructureKudos: Heathrow Airport increases fleet of electric cars in bid to improve CO2 emissions. Read more ... » across Europe; to ban dirty diesels from cities; and tax breaks for battery#electricVehicle #ElectricCar - Plug-in electric cars in pre-production and testing (2009-2014). Read more ... » electric vehicles.’Europe 2nd largest EV adopter

The UK Government has done its bit to help increase uptake of electric carsGeneva Motor Show: Electric cars no longer the exception?. Read more ... », committing to provide £35 million to improve the nation’s EV infrastructureNissan Pushes UK Government For EV-Specific Road Signs. Read more ... ».

This will include a raft of new chargepoints especially for taxis and plug-in posts outside workplaces and in busy areas.

Halfords also responded to the newsWarrantywise to offer cover for electric cars. Read more ... » by announcing it has ramped up plans for its electric-vehicleBMW i3, Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S, win in Next Green Car awards. Read more ... » servicing scheme12 cities to 2-4 winners & £65 million funding for ultra-low emission cities and green buses. Read more ... ».

The retailer has said one person at each of its 300 autocentres across the UK will be trained specifically to workFree? Why Electric Cars may soon be even more Cost Effective. Read more ... » on electric and hybrid models by April 2018. An annual service for a non electric vehicleEuropean parliament targets 456,000 electric vehicle charging points by 2020. Read more ... » currently costsWarrantywise to offer cover for electric cars. Read more ... » from £149.

 

The Netherlands’  increased adoption of EV cars marks a third year as Europe’s biggest electric-car buyer – 8In First Half of 2013, Renault-Nissan Leads European EV Sales. Read more ... ».8 per cent of all motors bought in the country last year were plug-in hybrids or electric.

That compares to a 2German cabinet gives green light to electric car incentives. Read more ... ».8 per cent market shareElectric Cars Would Lower UK Oil Imports By 40%, But Only With Much Wider Adoption: Report. Read more ... » for ‘alternative fuel vehicle’ in the UK, according to numbers provided by the Society of Motor ManufacturersWarrantywise to offer cover for electric cars. Read more ... » and Traders (SMMTGood News Everyone! Plug-in Car Grant to rise to 35% of RRP from April 1st 2015. UK. Read more ... »).

However, the SMMT also includes non-plug-in hybrid models as AFVs, somewhat skewing the data for UK registrations.

Norway is second in terms of absolute sales but has a much higher market share of 18More Scots are plugging in electric cars. Read more ... ».7Electric cars will become as ubiquitous as the internet, says transport minister. Read more ... » per cent. But unlike Holland and the UK, the majority of sales are of pure electric models.

The UK sells the third highest level of EVs, although it is notable that PHEVs are significantly more popular than electric-only types.

But reforms to the incentivesindependent.ie: "We're not serious enough on electric cars". I concur.. Read more ... » to buy electric and plug-in cars could have a serious impact on our bronze placing in the standings.

It was revealed last month that the number of motorists claiming the Plug-in Car GrantToo good to not* mention: Volvo Plugin (#ev hybrid) V60 - 49g/km CO2 and nearly 150mpg in Hybrid, while Power can deliver 0-62mph in just 6.2 seconds!. Read more ... » subsidy for these types of cars had plummeted to the lowest level in two years, according to researchResearch reveals predicted electric car boom at UK hot spot cities. Read more ... » by the RACFairness: #Hybrid and sub 100g/km cars to lose exemption from #London #Congestion #Charge. take that wannabees!. Read more ... » Foundation.

The motoring organisation said just 4Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Is Europe’s Best Selling #ev PlugIn Vehicle #PHEV. Read more ... »,200 motorists applied for the grant between April and June, comparedAre EVs better for the environment?. Read more ... » with 17More Scots are plugging in electric cars. Read more ... »,500 during the previous three months.

In contrast, FranceSales of Battery Electric Cars In France Rose By 50% in 2013. Read more ... » has the second biggest share of all-electric cars behind Norway, driven by its CO₂-based ‘bonus-malus’ car purchasing scheme.

GermanyStep closer: 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Now In Production. Read more ... » also has a very ambitious electromobility scheme that aims12 cities to 2-4 winners & £65 million funding for ultra-low emission cities and green buses. Read more ... » for one million EVs on its streets by 2020.

Despite this optimistic approach, it has only recently introduced any incentives that should increase demand in 2016, which helps explain the fact that only 0Total Count : UK electric car sales surge in 2014. Read more ... ».7 per cent of total vehicle sales in Germany were EVs.

Germany’s federal council – the Bundesrat – has also recently called for the European ban of all petrol and diesel cars by 2030.

Sales of electric vans are a fraction of those of cars, with very limited availability of models in the market.

But cars and vans aren’t the most popular electric vehicles in Europe: T&E estimated that last year there were between five and eight million e-bikes and e-scooters on Europe’s roads.

According to T&E, cars are responsible for 15 per cent of Europe’s total CO2 emissionsKudos: Heathrow Airport increases fleet of electric cars in bid to improve CO2 emissions. Read more ... » and are the single largest source of emissions in the transport sector.

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