Hybrid cars outsold diesel for the first time in Europe
BERLIN – Plain electric car crossbred to fully electric cars have some impressive sales numbers for 2021. Conventional, non-plug-in hybrid models outsold better diesel engine cars in Europe for the first time in 2021, despite only 48 vehicles, data showed Wednesday.
According to figures from the European Association of Automobile Manufacturers, there is only 1 vehicle sold completely electric, totaling just under 880,000 vehicles. Plug in hybrid vehicles second only to full EVs in sales for the year.
A total of 1,901,239 million self-charging hybrid vehicles were registered in the European Union over the course of the year, a significant jump from the 1.1 million registered in 2020.
Registered diesel engine, has been rated since “Dieselgate” in 2015, down by a third from last year’s 2.77 million to 1,901,191.
New government subsidies for low- or zero-emission vehicles that came into effect as part of pandemic recovery programs have boosted sales of the company. dip into the mixture and battery-electric vehicle sales in 2020 will reach more than one million units, with an almost even split between the two.
Plug-in hybrid models are seen by automakers as a transition to all-electric cars, but their green certification has been criticized by environmental groups as studies show people Driving is more dependent on the internal combustion engine the batterymaking them less clean than they could be.
The data shows that, in 2021, sales of battery-electric vehicles increased by 63.1% to nearly 878,500 vehicles, while sales of plug-in hybrids increased by 70.7% to nearly 867,100.
Gas-powered cars are still the most popular fuel but by a lower margin than last year, accounting for 40% of new registrations, down from 48% in 2020.