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UK Displaces France from Second Place Among Top European Markets for EVs

Months after pushing the deadline for banning the sale of new internal combustion engine vehicles to 2030, the United Kingdom has surpassed France to become Europe’s second-biggest electric vehicle (“EV”) market. As the world has started moving away from carbon-emitting fossil fuels, several countries around the world are planning to replace their fossil fuel-powered vehicles with zero-emission electric cars. According to independent automotive industry expert Matthias Schmidt, around 31,800 battery-powered electric vehicles were bought in the United Kingdom over the first quarter of the year.

On the other hand, France saw the sale of 30,500 battery electric vehicles (“BEVs”) in the first quarter of 2021. Industry data shows that BEVs made up 7.5% of new vehicles sold in the United Kingdom from the start of January to the end of March. This is close to double the percentage…


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