Over the past year the world has sold more than 1.2 million electric and hybrid cars.
For 2017 in the world has sold more than 1.2 million electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids, compared to the 2016 growth in these segments of the car market was 57%. On Thursday, January 25.
It is noted that the majority of cars sold came exclusively to EV – their share was 66%. Accordingly, the plug-in-hybrids (PHEV) took 34%.
World leader in sales of electric cars for the second year in a row remained China. The electric car market there grew by 72% – more than 600 thousand cars sold. In Europe in 2017 sold 307 thousand electric cars (+38%) and in the United States – about 200 million (+27%).
The highest rate of growth of the electric car market showed Iceland (+248%), Slovenia (+16,6%), Japan (+149%), Portugal (+126%) and Germany (+108%).