The Czech Republic lags behind other European Union countries in the share of electric cars among newly registered passenger cars. While in the EU in the first quarter of all newly registered cars, 12.1 percent were electric cars, in the Czech Republic it was 2.4 percent. Of the member countries, only Slovakia is behind the Czech Republic with 1.8 percent of electric cars among newly registered cars.
In EU countries, the share of electric cars in the first quarter of new cars sold increased from ten percent to 12.1 percent year-on-year, in the Czech Republic it increased from 1.7 percent to 2.4 percent. In the Czech Republic, 1,338 new battery electric cars were registered in the first three months of the year. In the first quarter of this year, the Czech market for new passenger cars was the eleventh largest in the EU, the market for new electric cars was the eighteenth.
“If we were to evaluate the data from the Czech Republic for the first quarter of this year in isolation, then we can state that 1,338 new passenger battery electric vehicles and a year-on-year growth of 70.5 percent was not bad,” said the director of the Transport Research Center, Jindřich Frič.
According to him, the market has seen a significant reduction in the prices of the car manufacturer Tesla, which with 300 registrations has become the most successful brand of battery electric vehicles on the Czech market. It was followed by Škoda with 208 cars, Volkswagen with 181 cars and Hyundai with 141 cars.
Sweden leads in Europe with 36 percent, Finland with 31 percent and Denmark with 30 percent in the share of battery electric vehicle registrations among newly registered cars. The last place behind the Czech Republic is Slovakia with 1.8 percent. “Of the V4 countries, the share of battery electric vehicles in Poland was 3.3 percent, and in Hungary it was 5.6 percent,” added Frič.
Sales of new cars in the first quarter of this year increased by 17.9 percent year-on-year in the EU to 2.65 million new cars. Most of them drive gasoline, namely 37.4 percent, 25.2 percent of hybrid cars and 15 percent of diesel cars.
Over 55,000 cars were newly registered in the Czech Republic in the first quarter, of which almost 67 percent were gasoline-powered cars, a quarter of these cars run on diesel.
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