UK leads Europe in electric car growth

Europe’s interest in electric cars is slowly growing, with registrations of electric and hybrid vehicles up 36.6 percent last year. Of the major EU markets, the UK saw the biggest growth, with registrations up a massive 300 percent. The UKwas followed by Germany (up 70 percent) and France (up 30 percent). Interest across the continent was split fairly evenly between hybrid vehicles (36,836) and all-electric cars (38,495), with the total number of registrations representing just 0.6 percent of the overall market. This is proportionally similar to the US, where concrete data isn’t available but estimates put electric car sales at around 119,710 in 2014 — just over 0.7 percent of the market.

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