. . . EY reports that sales growth dropped to 33 percent over the first six months of 2018, versus 54 percent in the first six months of last year.
The consulting firm blames short-range electric cars and a lack of public charging stations, especially in Britain, for the drop.
Strong demand in Germany couldn't make up for the drop in electric-car growth in Britain, Europe's second-largest market for electric cars.
Germany launched a $350 million program last year to install DC fast chargers around the country, and Tesla has begun rapidly building out its Supercharger network there.
“Electric cars remain a niche product for now,” said EY partner Peter Fuss in a statement. “Charging infrastructure remains inadequate and the models currently available mostly don’t offer a good enough range . . .”