Business news from Ukraine


Primary registrations of electric cars in Ukraine in May 2019 grew by almost 50% year-over-year, to 610, while commercial electric vehicles – by 43%, to 33, the Ukrautoprom association has reported. As reported, in April of the current year, the registration of electric cars increased 67.2% to 495 units, commercial electric vehicles – 66.7%, to 40 units.
According to the report on the association’s website, the May market of commercial electric vehicles consisted only of imported used vehicles and was not very diverse. RENAULT Kangoo Z.E. were most popular vehicles, of which 31 units were registered, and the other two vehicles were NISSAN e-NV200.
At the same time, new cars were present in the registrations of passenger electric cars, but there were only 86 of them, while most of electric cars (524 units) were used passenger cars.
NISSAN Leaf remains the most popular electric car among Ukrainians, 329 units of which were registered in May, TESLA Model S is second, with 53 drivers who chose this model.
The May top five also included: BMW i3 – 46 units; FIAT 500e – 24 units; and RENAULT Zoe – 23 units.
In general, in January-May 2019, 2,381 electric cars and 176 commercial vehicles electric were delivered and registered in Ukraine, which is 64% and 209% more than in the same period last year, respectively.

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Primary registrations of electric vehicles in Ukraine in January 2019 increased by 2.3 times year-over-year, to 441 units, with used electric cars imported into Ukraine accounting for 91.6% of the total number (404 units), the Ukrautoprom Association has said. The Nissan Leaf make remains the most popular electric car on the Ukrainian market with 231 units registered in January 2019.
The leader among the new electric cars was the Jaguar I-Pace, chosen by 13 owners, while this make was not among used cars registered in Ukraine.
The Top 10 electric vehicles in January included the Nissan Leaf (231 cars), Renault Zoe (29), TESLA Model S (28), BMW i3 (27), FIAT 500e (24), Volkswagen e-Golf (18), Tesla Model X (16), Jaguar I-Pace (13), KIA Soul EV (11), Chevrolet Bolt and Mercedes-Benz B Electric Drive (10 each).
According to the association, Ukrainians bought 5,300 electric vehicles in 2018, which is almost two times more than a year earlier. The share of used cars was 83.5%.
At the same time, demand for new electric vehicles was higher than that for used cars: if primary registrations of used electric vehicles doubled, registration of new ones increased 2.2 times.
The Nissan Leaf remained the most popular electric car in Ukraine, accounting for 64% (3,378 cars) of the primary electric car market, but 94% of the cars were used vehicles imported from abroad. The BMW i3 ranked second with 352 cars bought by Ukrainians (69% of them were used cars). The third place is occupied by the Tesla Model S with 259 sold cars (64% of used cars).

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Some 13.4% of Ukrainians are ready to vote for leader of the All-Ukrainian Batkivschyna Party Yulia Tymoshenko, 7.6% for showman Volodymyr Zelensky, incumbent President and Civic Position Party heads Petro Poroshenko and Anatoliy Hrytsenko, respectively – 7%, and Opposition Bloc Party head Yuriy Boiko – 6.9%.
These are the results of the joint survey conducted by Social Monitoring, the Yaremko Ukrainian Institute of Social Research, Kyiv International Institute of Sociology and the Rating sociological group.
Poll results show 18.9% are ready to support Tymoshenko, Zelensky – 10.7%, Hrytsenko and Zelensky – 9.9% and Boiko – 8%.
Some 75.8% of respondents said that they definitely intended to vote in the presidential elections in Ukraine or were likely to go to the polls, while 19.5% said they would not vote for sure or were inclined not to participate. Some 13,684 respondents were interviewed. The survey was conducted from September 28 to October 16, 2018 throughout Ukraine, with the exception of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The margin of error does not exceed 0.85%.

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