Romanians bought about 650 green cars in January and February

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The number of green cars bought in Romania in the first two months of the year reached 649, up by almost 67% over the same period in 2018, when 389 units were registered, according to the Association of Automobile Producers and Importers Association (APIA) .

According to the centralized data, 551 units were hybrid cars (+ 139.6% compared to the first two months of the previous year), 73 were full electric (+ 2.8% ) and 25 in the plug-in category (-71.6%), according to Agerpres.

Also, during the reference period, the share of new passenger e-cars in total sales at national level was 3.3%, compared to 2.4% as recorded between January and February 2018.

APIA statistics reveal that in February 2019, 327 environmentally friendly cars were placed in all three categories, namely electric, hybrid and plug-in, with 1.22% more than in the previous month.

In the top spot of pure electric cars in January-February 2019, the Volkswagen took first place by 26 units, followed by Smart – with 18 units, Nissan (11), BMW and Renault (7) Jaguar (3) and Mercedes Benz (1).

At the same time, the hybrid cars sold in Romania during the analyzed period were topped by Toyota (488 units), Lexus (29), Ford (17), Kia (12), Hyundai and Suzuki (two) respectively Honda (a unit).

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