European car market logs best year for alternative fueled vehicles, lowest diesel share since 2001

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Poland, Slovakia, Luxembourg and Lithuania all posted record levels of volume, while it was the best year since 2007 for Spain and Estonia, and the best year since 2008 for Romania, Hungary, Croatia and Latvia. Diesel Electric (Battery) Europe Sales

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Euro car market has best H1 of century; diesels down 17%; AFVs up 31% for 5.4% of total; SUVs booming

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But it was the positive economic situation across the continent that boosted results, JATO said, as midsize markets such as the Netherlands, Poland and Sweden all posted increases, and smaller markets like Hungary, Greece, Romania, Croatia and Lithuania similarly posted significant increases.

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IONITY partners with Shell, OMV, Tank & Rast and Circle K on sites for high-power charging network; 18 countries, >200 sites

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By teaming up with Circle K in Denmark, Estonia, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden, IONITY will be able to forge ahead with the construction of its fast charging network in Northern Europe. Electric (Battery) Europe Infrastructure Plug-ins

Nissan has more than 550 electric taxis on European roads

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In Estonia, it has been reported that a Nissan LEAF owned by taxi company, Elektritakso, has clocked up more than 218,000 kilometres (135,459 miles) on its original battery pack. In total, there are 80 electric taxis and counting in Estonia, while in Lithuania, Nissan is poised to deliver its first eight electric taxis to the Smart Taxi Company, based in the country’s capital, Vilnius, for late 2015.

ACEA: data show EU market for electric cars highly fragmented; need for inclusive measures

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Five EU member states don’t offer any incentives at all: Croatia, Estonia, Lithuania, Malta and Poland. Electric (Battery) Europe Policy SalesThe European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has published new data demonstrating the correlation between the market uptake of electrically-chargeable vehicles (ECVs) and both GDP and customer incentives.

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