02 Mar '16, 11am

The market for electric cars is growing – especially in China #climate #cars #transition https://t.co/Gk3CfcK9xW

The market for electric cars is growing – especially in China #climate #cars #transition https://t.co/Gk3CfcK9xW

In 2015, the number of newly registered electric vehicles increased by almost 70% to 550,000 cars. There are now approximately 1.3 million electric cars worldwide. While demand in Germany is still rather low, it is rising sharply in other countries, particularly in China. This is the conclusion reached in a new analysis by the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) **. In 2014, 330,000 electric cars were sold worldwide, and last year, global sales increased by as much as 68%: there were 550,000 new registrations in 2015. But if anyone thinks that Germany is a pioneer when it comes to ecological cars, then they are sadly mistaken. Only about 23,500 electric vehicles were sold in Germany. This brings the total number to 55,250. There are already 76,000 electric cars on the roads in France and nearly 130,000 in Japan. The only country lagging be...

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