The expected dramatic rise in the number of electric cars which will replace vehicles powered by petrol and diesel has been one of the big themes in 2017. From less than 2% of sales in 2015, the number of electrified cars sold in Europe is expected to accelerate significantly over the next decade to 15%.
A key driver of this process is current and expected legislative change to reduce the impact of fossil fuels on human health and the environment. This has been super-charged by recent major announcements by the French and UK governments that they would end the sale of new conventional petrol and diesel cars by 2040. Others are likely to follow.
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