Sales of electrified vehicles increased 121% in the ten major European markets during the third quarter of this year, to 179,000 units, while other regions of global importance have recorded lower growth figures, with a 2% increase in the United States (U.S.), to 70,000 units, and a 66% increase in China, with 279,000 'zero emission' cars.
According to data from the PwC consultancy firm, collected by Europa Press, 146,000 plug-in hybrids, 316% more, and 386,000 hybrid models, 97% more, were registered between June and September in these European countries (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, Austria, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and Sweden).
Thus, in Europe were delivered up to 711,000 electrified vehicles in the third quarter of 2020, representing an increase of 128% compared to the same period last year.
For its part, in the United States sold 18,000 plug-in hybrids, 16% less, and 128,000 hybrid cars, 17% more. In total, up to 216,000 electrified cars were delivered in the United States, 8% more.
Also in China 66,000 plug-in hybrids (+29%) and 50,000 hybrid cars (+7%) were registered in the third quarter, bringing the total to 395,000 electrified vehicles, up 49%.
Source: El Litoral