In the European Union in 2020, the number of registered electric vehicles has tripled compared to 2019, exceeding one million cars.
The CFTS writes about this with a link to Ukrinform.
“The main reason for the 12% drop in CO2 emissions from new cars in 2020 was the significant increase in the share of electric vehicles, which tripled from 3.5% in 2019 to 11% last year (of which 6% are fully electric, 5% – hybrid). Despite the overall contraction of the market due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the total number of electric vehicles in 2020 continued to grow and exceeded 1 million units, “the European Commission said in a statement.
It is clarified that 11.6 million new passenger cars were registered in the EU, as well as in Iceland, Norway and the UK over the past year.
The European Union at the legislative level agreed on the goal of turning its economy into climate neutral by 2050. At the same time, it is planned to achieve a significant, by 55% compared to 1990 indicators, reduction of harmful emissions into the atmosphere by 2030.
To this end, the European Commission has developed an action plan that contains organizational, investment and fiscal incentives for the wider adoption of green technologies and the search for innovative ways. It provides for the reduction of greenhouse effects, in particular, in the domestic sector, industry and energy, as well as in the field of transport.