Registrations of battery electric vehicles (BEV) in Europe doubled during the first months of 2020, while overall passenger cars fell by 25.6% compared to the same period last year. Data by the European Alternative Fuels Observatory (EAFO) shows that electric cars still only accounted for 4% of total. The EAFO, which collects data for all vehicle types and for infrastructure when it comes to alternative fuels (electric, hydrogen, LPG, LNG, CNG, biofuels), noticed that these accounted for 5.4% of total in 2019 and the amount of BEV registrations alone rose by more than 100% in the first quarter of 2020. The current coronacrisis played a role. In particular, due to the COVID outbreak and lockdown, overall European car sales in March dropped by 55% compared to last year. However, when we look at electric cars, they have seen a relatively lower drop than diesel or petrol cars. If anything, they reached an all time high during these months. Forbes

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