Based on data regularly published by Eagle AID, we just compiled a new graph presenting all-electric car registrations in Western Europe and, for comparison, we put Norway on the graph too, the largest single market in all of Europe for pure EVs.
As it turns out, by the end of July, the total number of registrations exceeded 31,000. This is probably almost two times higher than last year at the same time.
According to Eagle AID, sales in July doubled year-over-year. However, results are considered as "despite," because of the low base.
"For an anxious electric car industry the upside is that West Europes July registrations of their distressingly slow-moving plug-ins - compared with the same month last year - have nearly doubled to some 4,371 units. The downside is that this is due chiefly to the ongoing buoyancy in just one of the seventeen markets monitored exclusively by AID every month."
"Despite Julys outwardly impressive progress, albeit from last years very low levels, already the electric car industrys total July haul in Western Europe has dropped well short of the higher registrations already seen this March, May and June."
"Moreover, Europes Julys electric car registrations were presumably flattered by the inevitable initial spike from recently launched models from domestic autoindustry heavyweights."