Plug-in electric cars continue to grow in popularity in the Netherlands. In June, new registrations for battery-electric cars rose over 12% year over year. The market share for plug-in electric cars now stands at 34% of all new car registrations. This is due in part to incentives for the use of electric vehicles.
Pure electric car sales grew 23% YoY in June, while plugin hybrids slipped to 2,849 units, potentially indicating a peak for plug-in hybrids. Nonetheless, YTD market share for plugin vehicles is stable at 31%. The Peugeot e-208 EV won the best seller race in June, contributing 38% of the brand’s sales.
In addition to the government’s initiatives, automakers have also begun to develop and market their own electric vehicles. Many European automakers now offer hybrid and electric versions of many of their high-end models. Although PHEVs are relatively new, the European CO2 regulation system makes them attractive to OEMs.
EV sales are growing faster in Europe. By 2035, the top 15 European countries will have more electric cars than they did in 2015. However, adoption of EVs will have to increase much faster to reduce emissions and reversing climate change.
Skoda Enyaq iV
The Skoda Enyaq EV is an all-electric, large SUV, built on the MEB platform that underpins the Volkswagen Group. Other similar vehicles include the Audi Q4 e-tron and VW ID.4. Both the Enyaq EV and the Q4 e-tron are made in Skoda’s home factory in the Czech Republic.
The Skoda Enyaq EV is available with a 62kWh battery pack, or an 82kWh battery pack. The 62kWh version offers a range of 248 miles. The 82kWh model offers a greater range, with 333 miles of range. The 80X SportLine, however, costs over PS3,000 more than the RWD variant.
The interior of the Skoda Enyaq EV is very stylish. It has a clever design, with nice fabric upholstery and adjustable seats. Its driver’s seat is electric, as is the passenger’s seat.
The Peugeot e-208 is a new electric car that features a number of advanced safety features, as well as an acoustic vehicle alerting system. It also features an eight-colour ambient lighting system and a 7-inch high definition touchscreen. Another advantage of the e-208 is its tax-free status. Since this car is now electric, Dutch car taxes are 2% lower than those of conventional gas-powered cars.
The Peugeot e-208 is a compact electric vehicle with a battery capacity of 50 kWh. This is much smaller than the batteries in more recent electric cars. However, its price is affordable and it is ideal for city driving. It is also 24% cheaper to run than petrol-powered cars. This EV also has a range of 225 miles, depending on driving behaviour and the amount of load that is on it.
Renault Kangoo Best-Selling Electric Utility Vehicle in Europe
The Renault Kangoo is the best-selling electric utility vehicle in Europe. The new concept features a Southern Gray body, and European sales will start as early as 2020. It is based on the current Kangoo, but with more technologically advanced features and higher-quality materials.
The interior has been totally revamped. It features a free-standing display in the centre, with the Easylink multimedia system at eye level. The Kangoo seats three adults comfortably, and the vehicle comes with 60 liters of storage space, including a 19-liter storage drawer. In addition, it comes with three USB ports and a 12-volt inductive charger.
The Kangoo E-Tech Electric is the next generation of the Kangoo, which will replace the current Kangoo ZE in 2022. It will come with a 102-hp electric motor and a 245-Nm electric motor. The battery can be charged in two hours by a 22-kW charger, and a 75-kW fast charger can charge it in 42 minutes.
Nissan Leaf is Coming to Europe
The Nissan LEAF is a low-cost, zero-emission car that offers low running costs and zero tailpipe emissions. The car is also compact, with excellent handling and a smooth acceleration. It is expected to reach a retail price of under 30,000 euros in its European launch markets.
European governments and cities have begun to support EVs through incentives and subsidies. Norway, for example, offers a broad package of subsidies to drivers of electric vehicles, amounting to EUR 17,000 when compared to the purchase of a compact class ICE vehicle. The United Kingdom also pays a one-off premium for drivers of electric vehicles, based on the cost of the car.
The charging experience for EVs varies across the continent. Some countries use a one-phase connection to the grid, while others rely almost exclusively on three-phase connections. Electric vehicles need to be charged with a fast charger that can deliver a high enough amount of current to charge the battery.
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