In June, Electric Vehicle Sales In Europe Rose By 80%

AUG 6 2014 BY MARK KANE 9

VW e-Up!

VW e-Up!

Electric car sales in Western Europe, which in case of AID’s data means all-electric cars, grew in June by nearly 80% – from roughly 3,000 to 5,350.

“Healthy-looking underlying consumer demand in Norway, rather than added demand for the newly arrived electric cars from European heavyweights such as BMW and VW, still seen as main driver behind Europe’s outwardly encouraging pick up in electric car demand.”

However, the sales increase for Europe is lower – under 50% year over year excluding Norway, where sales went up almost four times! This is still a solid result for Europe though.

This helps to raise average market share from 0.24% in June 2013 to 0.34% (excluding Norway, which exceeds 12%).

After the first six months of 2014, we see more than 29,000 all-electric cars sold in Europe and June’s result is above average, so we are looking with optimism at the second half of the year.

Source: Eagle AID

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9 Comments on "In June, Electric Vehicle Sales In Europe Rose By 80%"

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Mike

Do nothing and get an Exxon Tar Sands Cracking Refinery in Belgium, and all the waste and pollution.

Doing nothing is going to hurt.

Micke Larsson

Who is doing nothing? Building a refinery for fossil fuels in the EU is economical suicide.
A lot of the existing refinery capacity is being retired, the market for refined fossil fuels is shrinking rapidly and will shrink a minimum of 30% in the EU during the next 5-6 years.

A new refinery capable of a large amount of biofuels on the other hand would have a future.

Micke Larsson

But it would be nice to see a EU-wide ban of tar sand oil and fracked gas, no matter if it’s local or imported.

CounterStrike Cat

Why should the market shrink 30% in 5 years? That’s a total phantasie nonsense claim.
Even when the market shrinks 50% in the next 20 years, it still will be a multi billion € annually business.

Micke Larsson

Because of mandatory minimum levels of renewable fuel in the transport sector for all EU countries.
And because of mandatory average emissions of the total fleet of new car sales for the car manufacturers and brands selling cars in the EU.

And even if it’s a big market you are competing on it’s hardly recommended to add capacity on a market where the competition is closing down capacity prematurely because of lower demand.

peter gazis

Both statements are ridiculous most of the cars on the road today will still be on the road in 5 years. But in 15 years most if not all new cars sold will be electric. 30% in 5 years not going to happen. 100% in 25 years probably will.

Micke Larsson

The big impact is coming from more fuel efficient cars and bifuels. Not from EV’s. But it’s possible that EV’s will grown enough to at least have a small impact on those numbers too.

alain

When we realise that we work one year out 7 to pay for gas in europe , electric looks bettre and better!

Mr. M

My average monthly bill for gas (diesel) is between 50 and 100 €. I drive nearly 15.000 km/year (~ 10k miles), this is close to the average european driver. But i earn far more money per month than 700 €. 700 €/month (after tax) is around what a haircutter gets, this is one of the worst paid jobs. Average is around 1.800-2.100€/month (after tax). So we spent roughly 1/20 of our earning for gas! What numbers did you use to arrive at 1/7?