Recently released 2012 sales figures show little sign of public adoption for the struggling electric vehicle industry in Finland. The year saw the sale of a mere 33 units, with a vast majority of those vehicles going to public or corporate entities while private consumers purchased a total of two of the EVs sold in Finland. The country's dwindling EV sales figures are, relative to the market's size, largely in line with the prevailing trend throughout Europe over the last year, a trend which, despite the founding of numerous public subsidies and tax incentives as well as a strong push for electromobility among the continent's leaders, has, nonetheless led several automakers to significantly scale back their investment in the EV industry at present.

Source: "Sähköauto ei käy kaupaksi korkean hinnan takia" (In Finnish)

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