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EV sales unaffected by pandemic – IEA

Sales in the sector are growing fast thanks to strong consumer demand and policy support from governments

Electric vehicles (EVs) will displace 3.4mn bl/d of oil by 2030 under the IEA sustainable development scenario, adding 850TWh to annual electricity demand. The global EV fleet consumed just over 80TWh in 2020, according to the IEA’s Global EV outlook, released today. The report found that sales in the sector are growing fast and were largely unaffected by the Covid-19 pandemic last year— unlike sales of petrol and diesel vehicles. “EVs have show remarkable success” Gul, IEA “EVs have shown some remarkable success,” says Timur Gul, head of energy technology policy at the IEA, speaking at the launch of the report. “There is one reason — government policy.” China and Europe Aro



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