Rise in number of battery-only electric passenger cars in EU

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BRUSSELS, Jan 31: In 2021, the number of battery-only electric passenger cars in the EU countries reached 1.9 million, an increase of 76 percent compared with 2020. The share of battery-only electric passenger cars in the total number of passenger cars in the EU grew from 0.02 percent in 2013 to 0.76 percent 2021, according to figures released Eurostat, the EUs statistical office, on Tuesday.

The overall share of battery-only electric passenger cars is expected to grow considerably over the coming years in the run up to the 2035 EU ban on combustion engine cars, it noted.

Overall, the passenger car fleet in almost all of the EU members has grown over the last five years, reaching a total of 253 million passenger cars in 2021. The highest share of the newest passenger cars (2 years and less) among the EU members was registered in Luxembourg (19 percent of all passenger cars in Luxembourg), followed by Sweden (16 percent), France, Austria and Belgium (all 15 percent). Meanwhile, the oldest passenger cars (20 years or older) were registered in Poland (41 percent), Estonia (33 percent) and Finland (29 percent). (KUNA) —

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