Exports of electric vehicles (EVs) from Germany fell by 26pc in the first six months of 2020 according to the German Federal Statistics Office (Destatis).
Destatis noted in a press statement on Thursday that EV exports fell to 41,300 units in H1 2020, compared with 52,200 units in the same period last year. Norway was the prime importer of these vehicles, accepting 10,700 units, which made up 26pc of total German exports.
Meanwhile, EV imports to Germany grew by 50pc in this comparative period, amounting to 45,300 units this year, from 30,200 in H1 2019.
The Federal Motor Transport Authority of Germany is also expecting domestic EV sales to reach new heights by the end of this year, with the 69,000 applications it has received until now. Some of this can be attributed to the purchase incentives being offered by the government. EVs, including plug-in hybrid cars, now hold an 18.4pc share in new car sales in Germany.