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Demand for electric vehicles in Ukraine grows

Source : 112 Ukraine

7,542 vehicles were registered in this country over 2019; most of these are the light-duty vehicles
15:00, 10 January 2020

112 Agency

The demand for electric vehicles in Ukraine has been growing. Last year, the number of registered vehicles made 7,542, with 7,012 of these being light-duty vehicles. Another 530 are commercial vehicles, Ukravtoprom reported.

The increase in the demand resulted in the growth of the light-duty electric car market by almost one third. The market of commercial electric vehicles grew even more - by one and a half times.

The average age of second-hand electric vehicles registered in 2019 made four years for the light-duty vehicles and six years for the commercial ones. 

Related: First Ukrainian electric car presented in Lutsk

The most popular electric vehicle in Ukraine is NISSAN Leaf. Last year, 3,217 vehicles of this particular model joined the car pool in this country. Tesla Model S comes second, with 623 car owners in Ukraine. Third place belongs to VOLKSWAGEN e-Golf, with 360 Ukrainians making their choice in its favor. BMW i3 (338) and FIAT 500e (312) close the top five of the most popular electric cars in Ukraine.

JAGUAR i-Pace became the most favorite e-car among the newly presented vehicles; 145 Ukrainians chose it among the other models.

RENAULT Kangoo Z. E. van won as the top favorite commercial vehicle in Ukraine in 2019; 482 people purchased it last year.

Related: Ministry of Internal Affairs records increase in electric cars by 56% in Ukraine

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