Passenger plug-in electric car sales in Europe - European Union and EFTA (Norway + Switzerland) - increased during the first quarter of 2018 by a healthy 40.9% to 88,329.

Market share for plug-ins now average roughly 2.0%

Sales split nearly ideally 50/50 between BEVs and PHEVs:

  • PHEV – 44,744 (up 47.2%)
  • BEVs – 43,585 (up 35.0%)

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Four countries noted more than 10,000 new registrations and Germany, thanks to high pace of growth, took first place in Europe.

  • Germany – 17,574 (up ≈70%)
  • Norway – 16,182 (up ≈20%)
  • UK – 14,162 (up ≈11%)
  • France – 10,908 (up ≈17%)
The market remains inconsistent, as four countries accounted for 66.6% of all plug-in registrations.

Passenger plug-in electric car registrations in Europe in Q1 2018 (source: ACEA)

Passenger plug-in electric car registrations in Europe in Q1 2018 (source: ACEA)

Here is the full report:

BEVs

Passenger all-electric car registrations in Europe in Q1 2018 (source: ACEA)

Passenger all-electric car registrations in Europe in Q1 2018 (source: ACEA)

PHEVs

BEVs, PHEVs and FCEVs

Passenger plug-in electric car registrations in Europe in Q1 2018 (source: ACEA)

Passenger plug-in electric car registrations in Europe in Q1 2018 (source: ACEA)