More than 287,000 passenger plug-in electric cars were sold in the European Union and EFTA (Norway, Switzerland) in 2017 with Norway in first place again.

The growth in Europe was pretty strong, like 39% year-over-year, despite some models being disappointing (like the almost-absent Opel Ampera-e).

Strong growth encourages us that 2018 will be even better with new cars entering the market.

As of 2017, nearly one per 50 new passenger cars purchased were plug-ins of some kind.

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Interestingly, most of the plug-ins sold were PHEVs (not so for some other major regions around the world):

  • PHEV – nearly 144,000 (up 33%)
  • BEVs – over 135,350 (up 49%)
The four largest markets in Europe captured some 70% of all plug-in registrations:
  • Norway – 62 313 (up ≈39%)
  • Germany – 54 617 (up ≈117%)
  • UK – 47 298 (up ≈28%)
  • France – 36 835 (up ≈26%)
Here is the full report:

BEVs

Passenger all-electric car registrations in Europe in 2017 (source: ACEA)

Passenger all-electric car registrations in Europe in 2017 (source: ACEA)

PHEVs

Passenger plug-in hybrid car registrations in Europe in 2017 (source: ACEA)

Passenger plug-in hybrid car registrations in Europe in 2017 (source: ACEA)

BEVs, PHEVs and FCEVs

Passenger plug-in electric car registrations in Europe in 2017 (source: ACEA)

Passenger plug-in electric car registrations in Europe in 2017 (source: ACEA)