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European drivers are switching to alternative fuels

Европейские водители переходят на альтернативные виды топливаIn the first quarter, car sales, electric vehicles and hybrids increased by 37.6% to 213 thousand cars.

According to the European automobile manufacturers ‘ Association (ACEA), in the first quarter of 2017, there has been “significant growth” in the EU registrations of new cars with alternative fuels — electric and hybrid cars.

The growth of sales of cars that could be recharged from a household outlet, 29.9%, to 47.2 thousand Significantly increased sales of hybrid cars — 61,6%, to 111 thousand Increase showed even sales of cars with engines natural gas — 10.4% to 54.7 thousand From all countries of the EU most likely on cars with alternative engines were moved in this quarter in Spain (sales growth 87.4%), Germany (67,5%) and the UK (29,9%).

In some countries and marked a significant growth in sales of fully electric cars in Germany by 117%, 2 332 machines in the first quarter of last year to 5 060 machines in the current year. In France, their sales grew by 22.9%, from 6 thousand to 7.4 thousand in Holland — on 84,8%, from 1,1 thousand to 2.1 thousand, the UK — 46.5%, from 3.2 thousand to 4.6 thousand

In General, the results of the first quarter, the largest EU market for all vehicles with alternative fuels was Italy, in second place is Britain, rounded out the top three France.

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