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.
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%)
- Norway – 62 313 (up ≈39%)
- Germany – 54 617 (up ≈117%)
- UK – 47 298 (up ≈28%)
- France – 36 835 (up ≈26%)
Passenger all-electric 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)