The demand for EVs in Europe is rising. According to a report from the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association, sales of electric cars increased by 38 percent in the first quarter of 2017. A total of 32,627 vehicles were sold in the first three months of the year in the EU, Norway, and Switzerland.
The growth was strongest in Germany, with sales almost doubling to 5,060 units. The UK followed with a 47 percent increase in sales with Spain not far behind (45 percent).
EVs are becoming more and more popular in Europe for a number of reasons. There are a lot more of them to choose from, as the majority of car makers are now entering the market. The prices are also getting a bit more affordable and can be further reduced with the help of government incentives. Another reason worth mentioning is the charging network, which is quickly expanding across the old continent.
The sales numbers of electric vehicles will only increase with time. Not only in Europe, but in the US and other countries across the globe as well. We’re expecting to see a bunch of interesting and somewhat affordable EVs in the near future, with one of them being the Tesla Model 3. The vehicle starts at $35,000 and is scheduled to go into production in July.