Ukraine has overtaken the United States in the development of electric cars

Украина обогнала США по развитию электрокаров

The country is growing rapidly, the share of electric cars among new cars purchased.

Ukraine took the high fifth place in the world ranking in terms of development of electric vehicles, ahead of such countries as USA, Netherlands and Japan. Faster electric transport develops only in Iceland, Sweden, Norway and China, reported the largest independent magazine about electric vehicles

Each country in the ranking received a certain number of points based on several criteria. Among them are political support of the development of electric vehicles, dynamics of growth in their market share, the pace of infrastructure development and so on.

The maximum you can get 100 points, but only two countries were able to cross the mark of 50 points – Norway and China. Ukraine scored 39 points.

The publication notes that Ukraine is rapidly increasing the share of electric cars among new cars purchased. In 2016, it has increased five times and amounted to 4%, while the number sold during the year electric vehicles exceeded 2,500. The majority of electric vehicles used. They came to Ukraine after more than two years of use in Europe. Half of them – the Nissan Leaf.

“The motivation of this “Ukrainian electric miracle” is quite clear: in the confrontation with the oil power of Russia in this form embodied a desire to outdo the Big Oil (which I wholeheartedly share),” writes the newspaper, stressing that “Ukraine is a global example for the poor non-industrial countries.”

As reported Корреспондент.netin 2016 in Ukraine dramatically increased sales of electric vehicles. Experts say that the main reason for the increase in demand – cancellation of import excise, which allowed to reduce the price of electric vehicles in Ukraine.