Electric Vehicles Bolting Ahead in 2020
2020 will have significance to many in future and will likely be a feature of history books but maybe not just because of the one in one hundred year pandemic event. 2020 may also become known as they year we turned our habits around, when we realised that being kinder to each other and the planet brings riches of its own.
It could be referred to as a happy coincidence that electric cars have been at the forefront of government budget incentives, when our minds have made an unscheduled shift toward the pursuit of simpler pleasures. It also is quite staggering that in a year where petrol prices have dropped to their lowest in decades that are eyes are diverted to electric models.
According to the EAFO - European Alternative Fuels Observatory registration of electric vehicles in Europe doubled during the first quarter of 2020 although overall electric vehicles still only account for 4% of total new vehicle sales, this figure becomes more significant when compared to the overall sales of passenger vehicles falling by 25.6% for same quarter when compared year on year.
The coronavirus crisis has without doubt has a significant impact on new car sales and the EAFO quotes that vehicle sales fell 55% year on year for March 2020 however electric cars suffered very little drop in March 2020