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EV registrations overtake diesel

One in four of new cars registered in Europe was a BEV, PHEV or HEV, reports Jato Dynamics.

The first nine months of 2020 were turbulent, with a 29% drop in car registrations across Europe. Nevertheless, Jato’s figures suggest Europe the electric revolution has truly started. In the 27 European markets Jato analysed, the total number of electrified cars registered in September was higher than the number of diesel cars (electrified encompasses BEVs or battery-electric cars, PHEVs or plug-in hybrids, HEVs or full hybrids and mild hybrids). It is the first time in history alternative-fuelled vehicles outsold one of the two internal combustion engine types. Overall, the market posted a modest 1.2% growth in September, to almost 1.3 million cars, but the mix of fuel types has been shaken up considerably, with demand for petrol and diesel cars showing double-digit drops compared to the same month last year. Even more strikingly, demand for EVs increased by 139% to 327,800 units. It is only the second time EVs have broken through the 20% market share threshold.

Felipe Munoz, Global Analyst at Jato Dynamics commented: “The shift from ICEs to EVs is finally taking place. Although this is largely down to government policies and incentives, consumers are also now ready to adopt these new technologies.”

Implico Group and Aquarius Software join hands to drive digitalization

The downstream IT experts Implico Group and Aquarius Software announce their partnership to collaborate on future-oriented automation and digitalization projects in Latin America.

To continue its global growth strategy Implico Group is eager to work with strong local partners – especially in Latin America, a key area for the oil and gas trade of today and tomorrow. The company is particularly eager to bring its next-gen terminal management system OpenTAS to the region’s huge tank storage sector. For this, Implico Group has found a perfect match with Aquarius Software, combining their deep know-how and experience, the two partners aspire to introduce their clients to the many benefits of digitalization, such as streamlined processes, increased transparency, better collaboration and more safety along the entire supply chain.