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Global sales of electric cars almost doubled in 2020
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11th Mar 2021
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Global sales of electric cars almost doubled in 2020

Sales of electric cars around the world continue to surge, according to data compiled by Statista and released by the World Economic Forum. Electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids accounted for 4.2 per cent of all passenger car sales globally in 2020, an increase of 1.7 per cent when measured against 2019 (2.5 per cent).
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Rob Margeit
Toyota LandCruiser, Nissan Patrol, Mitsubishi Pajero sales continue to surge as Aussies holiday at home
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4th Mar 2021
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Toyota LandCruiser, Nissan Patrol, Mitsubishi Pajero sales continue to surge as Aussies holiday at home

The Toyota LandCruiser, Nissan Patrol and Mitsubishi Pajero continued their sales surge last month as more Australians plan to holiday at home amid restrictions on international travel. Despite the age of all three vehicles – launched in 2007, 2010 and 2006 respectively – sales of the three nameplates combined have increased by 69.9 per cent in the first two months of 2021 versus the same period last year.
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Ben Zachariah
Electric vehicle sales have doubled so far this year
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3rd Mar 2021
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Electric vehicle sales have doubled so far this year

Official new car sales data released today shows 558 electric vehicles were reported as sold during January and February of 2021, an increase of 105.1 per cent over the same months last year. The increase could be higher if Tesla sales were included in official data. Although Tesla has been selling cars in Australia since 2014, it does not provide monthly sales updates.
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Rob Margeit
Holden over and out with zero sales in January 2021
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3rd Feb 2021
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Holden over and out with zero sales in January 2021

The iconic Holden brand appears to have taken its last breath, with zero cars reported as sold in January 2021 – after just 28 vehicles were delivered in December 2020. It is the first time since November 1948 – when the first Holden rolled off the line – that the brand has not recorded a single sale in a given month. MORE: New-car sales wrap for January 2021 US car giant General Motors declared in February last year that 31 December 2020 would be Holden’s last day.
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Joshua Dowling
VFACTS 2020: Headline models from Peugeot and Renault have big wins
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21st Jan 2021
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VFACTS 2020: Headline models from Peugeot and Renault have big wins

2020 will always be known as a year like no other – and Australia's new-car sales results are in to back that up. The last two months of the year showed signs of recovery, but for many brands supply remains an issue. To the end of the 2020 calendar 916,968 new cars were reported as sold – down by 13.7 per cent compared to the prior year. With the Federal Government’s instant asset write-off scheme, demand for utes, SUVs, and four-wheel-drives surged.
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Emma Notarfrancesco