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ELectric-Car-Top-5-Models The US saw one of the highest absolute growth rates with another 117,000 EVs registered in 2014, bringing the total to around 290,000, a 69% increase. The USA continued to claim the top spot for overall EV take-up. Global EV Market April 1 2015Registrations in China also increased, with nearly 54,000 more electric vehicles bought in 2014, bringing the count up to just short of 100,000, an increase of around 120%. China’s fleet puts it third in the league table, just behind Japan, where the 100,000 mark in electric cars has been exceeded, but at a relatively low growth rate of 45%. The researchers added that market incentives in these countries have helped push up registrations. In contrast, a lack of incentives has resulted in Germany taking just seventh place in absolute numbers (around 29,600 cars) and eighth in new registrations (around 11,700). As in preceding years, Norway remains a pioneer this trend. The number of electric cars there rose 113% to a total of 43,400. Some 2.64 million automobiles are registered in the Scandinavian country, just over 1.6% – making it a world leader in percentage share.  (Sources: ZSW, EV FleetWorld)]]>