By Nick Carey
LONDON (Reuters) – Practically one in 5 automobiles bought within the European Union within the third quarter was an electrified mannequin as gross sales continued to soar whereas fossil-fuel automobiles slumped, in response to gross sales knowledge launched on Friday by a commerce group.
The European Car Producers’ Affiliation, or ACEA, which represents main European automotive, truck, van and bus makers, mentioned that battery electrical and plug-in hybrid mannequin gross sales throughout the European Union made up slightly below 19% of all gross sales.
Battery electrical car gross sales jumped almost 57% to greater than 212,000 items, whereas plug-in hybrid fashions rose almost 43% to greater than 197,000 items.
This can be a slower tempo of development than in 2020 when gross sales virtually trebled from a low base.