EU+EFTA: New registrations of electric cars (source: Autofacts)

EU+EFTA: New registrations of electric cars (source: Autofacts)

Autofacts released an interesting analysis of alternatively fueled vehicles (AFV) sales for Europe, although we need to be careful as EVs are combined with hybrids this time.

According to sales data and forecasts, sales of plug-ins (all-electric and plug-in hybrids) will increase from 157,000 in 2014 to 1,181,000 in 2021 or 652% (which is a pretty specific number for such an advanced projection to be sure).

Sales of conventional hybrids will increase by just around 300% and will be lower than plug-ins in 2021 at 1,048,000 annually.

Overall, electrified car sales are expected to increase by 433% over 7 years, according to Autofacts.

Normally, we would end here but there is one more graph in the Autofacts presentation with CO2 emissions. As it turns out, under the current energy mix in Europe, hydrogen cars would be the worst solution:

Emissions of CO2 for different drive variants Well-to-Wheel (gCO2/km) (source: Autofacts)

Emissions of CO2 for different drive variants Well-to-Wheel (gCO2/km) (source: Autofacts)

Source: Autofacts via Green Car Congress