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4,505 cars registered in Cyprus in 2017 were electric or hybrid electric

In 2017 there were 4,505 electric or hybrid electric cars registered in Cyprus in 2017, a Eurostat report published on Tuesday shows.

Among the EU Member States for which figures are available, there were five countries with more than 1 % of their registered cars either electric or hybrid electric: Sweden (2.4 %), Poland (1.9 %), United Kingdom (1.5 %), France (1.4 %) and Belgium (1.2 %).

The share of electric or hybrid electric cars registered in Cyprus was 0.85%.

In 2017 there were 526,617 cars registered in Cyprus. According to Eurostat’s figures, 442,623 of them used petroleum products as fuel, 83,505 used diesel, 87 used electricity and 4,418 were hybrid electric-petrol.

The number of electric cars in Cyprus increased from six in 2013, to 15 in 2014, to 23 in 2015, to 40 in 2016 and 87 in 2017.

The number of registered hybrid electric-petrol cars in Cyprus was 1,820 in 2013, 2,091 in 2014, 2,421 in 2015 to 3,122 in 2016 and 4,418 in 2017.

EU

In 2017 there were 262 million cars registered in the European Union (EU) Member States. Around 2 million (0.8 %) of these were classified as either electric cars or hybrid electric cars that can be driven in combination with a petrol or diesel engine.

There has been a steady increase in the number of electric and hybrid electric cars registered across the EU in recent years. In particular, the number of hybrid electric-petrol cars in 2017 (1.5 million) was almost seven times the number recorded in 2013 (0.2 million).

The source data are accessible here.

 

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