Electric car sales have surged in Europe - so why is adoption still slow?

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Electric cars ... even with subsidies, cost is still one of the biggest barriers to mass market adoption. Image: Unsplash/Chuttersnap

Andrea Willige
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Figure illustrating the global near-term passenger EV sales and share of new passenger vehicle sales, by market.
EV sales are expected to reach almost 27 million in 2026. Image: Bloomberg

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Graphs illustrating Europe's car sales.
Europe’s EV registrations have consistently grown over the past 12 months Image: Bloomberg, ACEA
Graphs illustrating fuel types of new passenger cars in the EU.
The share of EVs in Europe has grown consistently since 2018, with sales of cars with internal combustion engines (ICEs) declining. Image: ACAE


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