The research company JATO Dynamic has published a report on car sales in the European market, according to which in September of this year in 27 countries of the region, for the first time, more electric trains were sold than diesels. This is the first time in history that “green” models have surpassed one of the types of fuel cars, while only three years ago, it was diesel versions that dominated the European market.
For the sake of fairness, we note that we are talking not only about pure “battery” electric vehicles (BEV), but also about any electrified versions, including plug-in and other hybrids (PHEV, HEV). In total, 1.3 million cars were sold in Europe in September this year (1.2% more than a year earlier), of which 25% or 327,800 were electric. Interestingly, more than half of them (173,800 or 13% of the market) turned out to be mild hybrids, and only 154,000 (12% of the market) were plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles.
Top Selling Electric Vehicles in Europe:
- Tesla Model 3 – 15,702 pcs
- Renault ZOE – 11,023 pcs
- Volkswagen ID.3 – 7,897 pcs
- Hyundai Kona – 6,055 units
- KIA Niro – 4,911 pcs
Even more information about the European car market can be seen in the infographic: