90,000 BEVs is really an outstanding number. Will we see a six-digit sales result in 2020?
A combination of several factors has shot all-electric car sales in Western Europe to a new all-time high, which literally destroys previous records.
According to industry analyst Matthias Schmidt, some 90,000 BEVs were sold in September (enough to take 7.5% of the market), which is almost 70% more than the previous record in July 2020 (53,000).
*Western Europe (18 markets): “EU Member States prior to the 2004 enlargement plus EFTA markets Norway, Switzerland and Iceland, plus UK.”
The third quarter closed with almost 200,000 sales (6% of the market), while sales YTD exceeded 400,000. That is already more than in the entire 2019 (354,000).
Together with plug-in hybrids, Europe heads to 1 million plug-ins a year now (already a half-million BEVs were sold in the past 12-months from October 2019 to September 2020).
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Tesla Model 3
Factors that allowed to reach such high BEV sales include:
Over the coming weeks, we will collect more sales reports from particular markets and as always we will see the numbers for the entire continent.
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