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Over one quarter of a million "made in China" BEVs entered Western Europe so far this year
Over 100,000 new Chinese-brand pure electric cars (BEVs) entered West European roads during the opening two-thirds of this year, according to the August edition of the European Electric Car Study published by Schmidt Automotive research.
That was an increase of 150 per cent over the same period last year, seeing 104,403 Sino-BEV passenger car models enter the region so far this year, accounting for 8.4 per cent of the region's 1.25 million new BEV passenger car registrations, and saw Chinese OEMs remain the leading Asian nation importer of BEVs in the region, 0.5 ppts ahead of Korean brands...
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More in-depth reporting in the full study published each month. The study now also features an in-depth look at the Chinese OEMs as their European expansion slowly begins. Are Chinese OEMs really a threat to the established European OEMs and what does the outlook look like?
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*Western Europe 18 Markets: EU Member States prior to the 2004 enlargement plus EFTA markets Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, plus UK