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July 28, 2021

APIA: Sales of environmentally-friendly cars, up 76pct to 205 units in H1

The number of environmentally-friendly cars sold in Romania, in H1 2015, reached 205 units, of which 16 are fully electric, up by 76.72pct from January to June 2014, show the statistics of the Car Makers and Importers’ Association (APIA) consulted by Agerpres.
The sales of environmentally-friendly cars reported in the first six months of the current year is equivalent to 0.4pct of all the new vehicles sold in the same period of 2014. At the same time, in June 2015 alone, 54 such units were sold.
According to the APIA, in terms of hybrid and electric cars, 205 such units were sold from January 1 to June 30, 2015, of which 16 fully electric. In the same period of last year when 116 hybrid and electric cars were sold, only two were fully electric.
On the other hand, depending on the type of fuel, diesel-powered cars continued to dominate the market, with a share having reached 54.9pct in H1, but on the decrease since the start of 2015. Eight car makers saw sales of diesel-powered cars above this average (54.9pct), with BMW (93.8pct) and Volkswagen Passat (97pct) topping the relevant classifications of car makes and models.
Romania lags behind countries such as Norway, France, the Netherlands, UK and Germany in terms of sales of ‘green’ cars.

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