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HANNOVER MESSE 2019, 01 - 05 April
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The proportion of pure electric vehicles is increasing constantly

Good things come to those who wait? The consultancy company PwC, at least, believes that e-mobility is on the “verge of breaking through”. This is based on new figures that show that a total of 1.1 million battery-operated vehicles were sold in the largest automobile markets in 2018.

21 Feb. 2019
Elektromobilität
The proportion of pure electric vehicles is increasing constantly

For the first time last year, more than one million purely electric automobiles were sold in China, the USA and the five leading European companies. The growth is particularly apparent compared to the previous year: the increase corresponds to about 70%. Even though the market share in Germany is minimal, the international trend is already having a positive impact on the acceptance of e-vehicles, reports PwC : “It could motivate manufacturers to offer a wider choice of products.” If you add in hybrid vehicles and plug-ins, a total of 2.6 million electric or partially electric automobiles were licensed in 2018 in the markets analyzed.

E-automobiles are booming, in particular, where vehicle, environmental and energy policy are pursuing the same objectives, the report goes on to conclude. In Germany, the National Platform for the Future of Mobility could play an important part in coordination. It should be developing an action plan in the areas of politics, the economy and society.

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