BRUSSELS -- Belgium's D'Ieteren wants 35-40 percent of its sales to be electric vehicles by 2025, the head of its car sales division has told Belgian business daily L'Echo.
D'Ieteren handles new-car sales and parts for eight brands including VW Group's Skoda, Audi and Lamborghini in Belgium.
"In Belgium, particularly in Flanders and Brussels, the (short) driving distances are very suitable for electric," D'Ieteren Auto chief Denis Gorteman told L'Echo, adding that the high percentage of people living in houses, rather than apartments, meant it was easier for them to charge vehicles.
Gorteman said that to achieve the target Belgium needed to invest in the sector and have policies that encouraged electric vehicle use, although he said the sector was not looking for subsidies.
D'Ieteren is Europe's ninth-largest independent dealer according to Automotive News Europe's 2017 Guide to Europe's Biggest Dealer Groups.