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[Graphic News] Electric car sales surging: IEABy Nam Kyung-don
Published : Dec. 20, 2017 - 17:56
The number of electric vehicles on the road rocketed to 2 million in 2016, having been virtually nonexistent just five years ago, according to the International Energy Agency.
Globally, 753 000 plug-in electric vehicles were sold in 2016, 60 percent of which were battery-electric cars.
China remained the largest market for electric vehicles for a second consecutive year and, in 2016, accounted for close to half of global sales. Europe represented the second-largest global market, followed by the United States.
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