The Czech Republic lags behind other European Union countries in the share of electric cars among newly registered passenger cars. While in the EU in the first quarter of all newly registered cars, 12.1% were electric cars, in the Czech Republic it was 2.4%. Of the member countries, only Slovakia is behind the Czech Republic with 1.8% of electric cars among newly registered cars. The Transport Research Center (CDV) informed about it.
In EU countries, the share of electric cars in the first quarter of new cars sold increased from ten percent to 12.1% year-on-year, in the Czech Republic it increased from 1.7% to 2.4%. In absolute numbers, 1,338 new battery electric cars were registered with us in the first three months of the year. In the first quarter of this year, the Czech market for new passenger cars was the eleventh largest in the EU, the market for new electric cars was the eighteenth.
“If we were to evaluate the data from the Czech Republic for the first quarter of this year in isolation, then we can state that 1,338 new passenger battery electric vehicles and a year-on-year growth of 70.5% was not bad,” said CDV director Jindřich Frič.
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According to him, the market has seen a significant reduction in the prices of the car manufacturer Tesla, which with 300 registrations has become the most successful brand of battery electric vehicles on the Czech market. It was followed by Škoda with 208 cars, Volkswagen with 181 cars and Hyundai with 141 cars.
Sweden leads in Europe with 36%, Finland with 31% and Denmark with 30% in the share of battery electric vehicle registrations on newly registered cars. The last place behind the Czech Republic is Slovakia with 1.8 percent. “Of the V4 countries, the share of battery electric vehicles was 3.3% in Poland, and 5.6% in Hungary,” added Frič.
Sales of new cars in the first quarter of this year rose by 17.9% year-on-year in the EU to 2.65 million new cars. Most of them drive gasoline-powered cars, namely 37.4%, 25.2% were hybrid-powered cars and 15% were diesel-powered. Over 55,000 cars were newly registered in the Czech Republic in the first quarter, of which almost 67% were gasoline-powered cars, a quarter of them run on diesel.
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