Demand for alternative drives in Czech Rep shifting from gas to electricity

In 2016, there were 1,541 hybrid electric drive vehicles (+50.5%) and 271 pure electric vehicles (-19.6%), including 62 Tesla cars (+8.8%) weighing up to 3,5 tons registered in the Czech market. Overall, demand for battery vehicles increased by 33.1% to 1,812 units.

Market leaders with electric vehicles in 2016 were BMW (87 vehicles, -7.4%), Nissan (72 vehicles, +5.9%), Tesla (62 vehicles, +8.8%) and Volkswagen (37 vehicles, – 59.3%), followed by Kia (6 vehicles, -4 units), Peugeot (4 vehicles, +2 units), Mercedes-Benz (2 vehicles, -5 units) and Hyundai (1 vehicle, +1 unit).

In 2016, there were 3,231 vehicles powered by CNG (-0.3%) and 612 vehicles powered by LPG (-55.7%) weighing up to 3.5 tonnes registered in the Czech market.

CNG market leader in 2016 was Volkswagen Group: Skoda (2,211 vehicles, +15.8%), VW (480 vehicles, -1.8%), Seat (83 vehicles, -15.3%), Audi (41 vehicles, -66.4%). They were followed by Fiat (313 vehicles, 32%), Mercedes-Benz (52 vehicles, -23.5%), Iveco (31 vehicles, -43.6%) and Opel (20 vehicles, -48.7%).

 

Source: Autofox, SDA – Original article 

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