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Germany surpasses the United States in sales of new electric vehicles

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Germany in 2020 overtook the United States in sales of new electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids. The Center for Research on Solar and Hydrogen Energy of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) presented such data on Tuesday, March 9,- DW reports.

Last year in Germany, they accounted for about 395 thousand registrations of new vehicles, which is 264 percent more than a year earlier. In the United States, 322,000 such vehicles were registered in 2020. None of the other countries passed the 200,000 threshold. So, in France this figure was 195 thousand, in the United Kingdom - 175 thousand, in Norway - 108 thousand.

China remains the largest market with 1.25 million new electric vehicle registrations in 2020. This is more than a third of the world level (3.18 million).