Growth in sales of electric cars hides policy flaws, say campaigners

More than half a million electric vehicles will be driving around Europe’s roads by the end of the year, but a lack of policy and political support is undermining significant progress, according to new research

More than half a million electric vehicles will be driving around Europe’s roads by the end of the year, but a lack of policy and political support is undermining significant progress, according to new research.

Data compiled by Transport & Environment suggests that “significantly more than 200,000 plug-in vehicles will be sold this year”, taking the total number of EVs on the road past the 500,000 mark. Last year, sales doubled to 144,000, pushing EVs past the 1% market share milestone.

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