The initial registration of electric vehicles in Ukraine (new and used) in January-March 2020 increased by a third compared to the same period in 2019, to 1,700 units, Ukrautoprom reports. At the same time, in March, registrations of passenger cars fell by 16%, to 386 units, and commercial vehicles by almost 40%, to 23 units.
“Such a drop in registrations in the electric car market is due to the fact that its lion’s share is formed by used cars imported from abroad, the registration of which was suspended in the middle of last month due to quarantine,” the association’s press service explains.
At the same time, the share of imported used cars in March registrations of electric cars amounted to 86% (333 units), while in the commercial segment all 100% (23 units).
At the same time, Ukrautoprom draws attention to the fact that, despite all the restrictions due to quarantine measures, registrations of new passenger electric cars in March increased by 36% compared to March 2019, to 53 units.
The undisputed leader in the electric car market remains Nissan Leaf: last month 129 cars of this model (all used) passed Ukrainian registration.