Electric cars are getting more traction in Ukraine
The number of electric cars registered in Ukraine has surged significantly for the past year. As of March 31, 2017, there were 2,846 such vehicles, up from 693 in 2016, reports local online publication Epravda, citing data provided by the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Electric cars are mostly concentrated in the biggest Ukrainian cities and their surrounding areas.
These are Kharkiv (Kharkov), Odessa and Dnipro (formerly known as Dnipropetrovsk), with Kyiv (Kiev) leading the list.
Nissan Leaf shapes nearly 78% of the Ukrainian electric cars fleet.
The first electric car taxi in Ukraine, Oxy-Taxi, launched this past summer.
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