Electric vehicle sales raise by 47% in Europe

Feb 6, 2019


 


According to a JATO Dynamics report, which analyzes the vehicle market, 2018 was the year with the largest sales of electric vehicles. Of the 15.6 million vehicles sold (only 346 more than in 2017), 6.1% (945,000) of vehicles were alternate fulled vehicles (hybrids, plug-in hybrids, electric and others).

Diesel vehicles accounted for only 36% of all cars sold. Their market share has dropped 8 points from 2017 (44%) and 19 points from 2011 (55%) - the year with the largest percentage of diesel vehicles sold.

Gasoline vehicles sales increased by 1 million compared to 2017. From 50% of the total market of vehicles sold in 2017, the percentage of gasoline vehicles sold in 2018 increased to 57%.

2018 marked the best performance for vehicles with alternative derivatives (hybrids, plug-in hybrids, electric and others), registering 944,800 and a market share of 6.1%. This is the largest increase in ten years, accounting for 4.8% of total sales in 2017 and only 0.5% in 2008.

The sale of electric vehicles increased by 47% from 132,800 vehicles sold in 2017 to 195,300 vehicles in 2018. Norway was the largest market for electric vehicles, where in 2018 60,543 cars were sold. After Norway, the countries with the largest sales of electric vehicles were Germany, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

  • Gasoline cars – 57%
  • Diesel cars – 36% – 5.59 million (down 18%)
  • Alternatively powered cars – 6.1% – 944,800
    • Hybrids – 555,000 (up 24%)
    • Electric – 195,000 (up 47%)
    • Plug-in hybrids – 180,000 (up 22%)
    • other – 14800
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