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31 Aug 2017

Higher demand abroad than at home for German e-cars

IW Köln

German carmakers are keeping up in the international race for electro mobility, even though it remains a niche market in Germany itself, the Cologne Institute for Economic Research (IW Köln) says in its weekly newsletter. “Germany is not the leading market for e-mobility, but German carmakers can still become leading manufacturers,” the IW says. German carmakers had a market share of 19 percent of all e-cars sold globally in 2016, compared to a 23 percent share in conventional passenger cars. Fewer e-cars were sold in Germany in the first half of 2017 than in Norway, despite its population being 15 times the size.

Global e-car sales 2016 and first half 2017. Source - IW Köln 2017.

Read more about German carmakers’ fight for the top-spot in e-mobility in the CLEW dossier.

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