Europe Plug-In Electric Car Registrations More Than Doubled In Q1


Plug-In Cars Available In UK

Plug-In Cars Available In UK

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association just released plug-in electric car registration numbers for most countries in Europe (EU + Norway and Switzerland) for the first quarter of 2015.

Results are very good as all-electric and plug-in hybrid passenger car registrations grew in the EU by 117.9% year-over-year to 24,630. This time we don’t have separate numbers for BEVs and PHEVs.

Norway and Switzerland moved up too by a strong 40.3% and 105.6% respectively.

In total ,registrations hit 33,835 – on track to well over 120,000 in 2015. In 2014, the whole year ended at 75,331.

UK, with 8,026 registrations (mostly PHEVs), almost exceeded Norway with 8,099 (mostly BEVs).  The third strongest market is now Germany with 4,542. UK also noted the highest growth by over 450%.

EV Registrations in Europe in Q1 2015

EV Registrations in Europe in Q1 2015

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Do PHEV’s fall under EV’s or HEV’s? Sounds like EV’s based on the write-up. I wish they were their own category in between.


I thought the Europeans would eventually figure it out. With the price they pay for gasoline/diesel they should be adopting plug-ins like crazy. Especially since I would assume they would want to lessen their dependence on Putin & the Russia bear. (And the mid-east.)

Said “Bear” was allay of West during WWII, they can not be that bad, surly!

West also gets preferential gas/oil prices from bear. Its east that pay double.

Good news for me is Polish 67 cars. Good first start.

(Though those are passenger cars, right? Busses do not count?)

Should probably insert sarcasm tag for first two lines.

Polish numbers are sound as there are no incentives for EV in my country not any big PV incentives. One or two functional fast chargers only in capital on top of that.

And EVs in Poland really are coal-powered cars. Poland has a deep coal culture that is going to be hard to break . . . but they need to do it eventually. I was hoping they would find lots of natural gas or oil there with fracking but it looks like they are giving up?

(Fracking is at least better than coal. :-/)

Why the sarcasm? Russia was the main reason that the germans lost the war. So even though they have done a lot of wrong we still have a lot to thank them for too.

Oh, I have no problem with the Russia people. I feel terribly sorry them. It is sad to see them manipulated by this autocratic dictator Putin who’s playing on Russian nationalism and a victim complex.