Demand on electric cars in Ukraine grows by almost 50 percent – Kyiv Post

Renault’s employees work on a Kangoo’s assembly line at the Renault factory in Maubeuge, northern France, on Nov. 8, 2018.

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Primary registrations of electric cars in Ukraine in May 2019 grew by almost 50 percent year-over-year, to 610, while commercial electric vehicles – by 43 percent, to 33, the Ukrautoprom association has reported.

As reported, in April of the current year, the registration of electric cars increased 67.2 percent to 495 units, commercial electric vehicles – 66.7 percent, to 40 units.

According to the report on the association’s website, the May market of commercial electric vehicles consisted only of imported used vehicles and was not very diverse. RENAULT Kangoo Z.E. were most popular vehicles, of which 31 units were registered, and the other two vehicles were NISSAN e-NV200.

At the same time, new cars were present in the registrations of passenger electric cars, but there were only 86 of them, while most of electric cars (524 units) were used passenger cars.

NISSAN Leaf remains the most popular electric car among Ukrainians, 329 units of which were registered in May, TESLA Model S is second, with 53 drivers who chose this model.

The May top five also included: BMW i3 – 46 units; FIAT 500e – 24 units; and RENAULT Zoe – 23 units.

In general, in January-May 2019, 2,381 electric cars and 176 commercial vehicles electric were delivered and registered in Ukraine, which is 64 percent and 209 percent more than in the same period last year, respectively.

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