Saturday, April 13, 2024

Less than 11 percent of new cars in the EU run on electricity

The electric cars don't have quite as much speed as you might think. That reveals the latest count.

Here at home, the interest organization FDM, which otherwise receives fierce criticism these days , saw that motorists are subjected to Norwegian conditions.

In other words, a situation where between 80 and 90 percent of all new cars run exclusively on electricity. But the latest figures show that there is a long way to go to that goal.

At least when you look at the car park of the EU countries as a whole. Because even though there were 12.1 percent more new cars on European roads in the EU in January, electric cars are still lagging behind.

That reveals figures from an association of European car manufacturers called ACEA.

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Both new diesel and petrol cars sold better than the electric car in the first month of 2024. In fact, the electric car has to accept 10.9 percent of the market.

In comparison, Europeans bought new diesel cars in 13.4 per cent of the cases in January, while petrol cars accounted for 35.2 per cent.

Diesel cars, although they are still overtaking electric cars in terms of sales, were in fact the only car type to decline, except for one in Germany.

Much apropos of Germany, the number of new electric cars in Germany plummeted in January by as much as 55 percent. And the trend has continued into February. Read more about it here.

Hydrogen cars – and other energy types – make up so little of the European car fleet that they are hardly worth mentioning. And yet.

Because several car brands refuse to let go of the idea of them. BMW is testing the technology in a number of large SUVs.

And Toyota more or less pours hydrogen directly into internal combustion engines. The Japanese do not believe that the electric car can manage on its own.

In fact, the brand does not believe that the electric car will get more than 30 percent of the market. Therefore, more and different technologies are needed. Here, the internal combustion engine is still in play.

Back in Germany, a huge sub-supplier in the automotive industry is currently addressing the fact that the EU needs to completely scrap a planned ban on the internal combustion engine from 2035. Read more about it here.

Read more news from and about the automotive industry here!


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