Electric cars market in Ukraine grows by 42% this year

Tue, 08.10.2019 17:13

A total of 5,081 electric cars were registered in Ukraine in January-September 2019, or 42% more than in the same period last year, as well as 397 commercial electric cars, the demand for which has doubled compared to last year's figures, the Ukrautoprom Ukrainian Motor Vehicles Manufacturers Association has reported.

"In the first nine months of 2019, almost 5,500 electric vehicles were imported and registered in Ukraine, including 397 commercial vehicles and 5081 passenger cars. Compared to the previous year, the demand for commercial vehicles powered solely by an electric motor has doubled, and that for electric cars has grown by 42 percent," the report reads.

It notes that 91% of all registered electric vehicles were used cars. The most popular ones are cars under five years old, and more than half of such cars (52%) were purchased. The share of cars older than five years was 39%. Almost 9% was the share of new electric vehicles.

Nissan Leaf has been the most popular brand among passenger electric vehicles, and 2,500 such cars were purchased. Tesla Model S came in second place, with 435 Ukrainian buyers choosing this brand. The BMW i3 took third place, and 276 such cars were purchased in the first nine months of 2019.

Among commercial electric cars, the best result was shown by Renault Kangoo Z.E., with 363 vehicles (over 90% of sales) purchased in the first three quarters of the year.

In 2018, Ukrainians purchased 5,300 electric cars, almost twice as many as in 2017.

Source: Ukrinform

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