At the end of November this year, the number of electric cars and hybrids sold world-wide exceeded 3 million. The exact figure is 3.3 million vehicles, and only this year the sales of plug-in hybrids worldwide exceeded 1 million units, Automedia writes, referring to information from the EV Sales Blog.
The future of electric cars depends on China, and the situation will be impressive before the end of this decade - half of the world's electric vehicles are expected to move on the China road network by 2020.
This is the result of a study conducted by the American consulting company AlixPartners, quoted by Automedia.bg.
At global level, sales of electric vehicles are record high in the third quarter of this year, world news agencies said.
This is largely due to strong demand from China. The sale of electric and hybrid vehicles increased to 287 thousand for the period between July and September. This represents an increase of 63% compared to the same period of last year.
Skoda Auto is going to produce models that run purely on electric at their Mlada Boleslav site.
As of 2019, the brand will also be manufacturing electrical components for plug-in hybrids. The production of electric vehicles and parts is a significant step in the implementation of the brand's future strategy. "Skoda's future will be electric," says CEO Bernhard Maier.
The A-Class is one of the most important models for the German brand, as Mercedes will place particular emphasis on its compact cars.
So, apart from the design where we expect an impressive result, the information says the new Mercedes will be longer, which translates into more space and practicality (more room for the knees and head and more luggage space).