By Alexandra Popescu for ENDS Europe, part of the Guardian Environment Network

European electric vehicle market grew 37% in 2014, with £5,000 grants helping UK record the biggest increase, reports ENDS Europe

Europe’s electric vehicle market surged by 37% last year but electric cars still make up just 0.6% of overall new car registrations, industry figures published on Thursday show.

But more policy incentives are needed to encourage greater take-up, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) said.