Charted: The rise of battery-only electric cars in the EU

In 2021, the number of battery-only electric passenger cars in the EU reached 1.9 million. Image: Unsplash/ dcbel

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A graph showing battery-only electric passenger cars in the EU from 2013-2021.
Battery-only electric passenger car numbers increased by 76% between 2020 and 2021. Image: Eurostat.
A bar chart showing passenger cars in the EU from 2013-2021. battery-only electric passenger car
The passenger car fleet in almost all EU countries has grown over the past five years. Image: Eurostat.

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