273,000 Passenger Electric Plug-In Cars Sold In Europe: Q1-Q3 2018

NOV 18 2018 BY MARK KANE 3

The plug-in car market in Europe is growing.

According to the latest data from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association, in the first nine months of 2018, total passenger plug-in car registrations (including a tiny number of FCVs) in the European Union and EFTA (Norway + Switzerland) amounted to 273,702 (up 35.4%).

  • PHEV – 140,758 (up 33.6%)
  • BEVs – 132,944 (up 37.4%)

Compared to total registrations of 12,304,711 cars, it is about 2.2% market share (however share in particular markets highly varies).

The third quarter shows more balance between BEVs and PHEVs, as PHEVs were hit by WLTP certification requirements:

  • PHEV – 45,555 (up 13.2%)
  • BEVs – 44,687 (up 34.9%)
  • Total– 90,242 (up 23.0%)

We noted that conventional hybrids in Europe were growing faster in Q3 – to 154,624 (up 34.6%). In Q1-Q3, registrations amounted 459,825 (up 34.3%).

Passenger plug-in electric car registrations (ECV) in Europe:

The top markets in Q1-Q3, that account for over 82% of total sales, are:

  • Norway – 52,038 (up 20.7%)
  • Germany – 50,245 (up 36.1%)
  • UK – 44,883 (up 21.8%)
  • France – 31,113 (up 17.0%)
  • Sweden – 19,949 (up 56.8%)
  • Netherlands – 17,349 (up 130.5%)
  • Belgium – 10,508 (up -1.9%)

Here is the full report for Q1-Q3 that shows us also the proportion between BEVs and PHEVs in particular markets:

BEVs, PHEVs and FCEVs (negligible number)

BEVs

PHEVs and FCEVs (negligible number)

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3 Comments on "273,000 Passenger Electric Plug-In Cars Sold In Europe: Q1-Q3 2018"

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Hey, no fair leaving out Lichtenstein & Iceland — also EFTA countries (-;

More seriously, 2.2% market share average over most of Europe is pretty good — I think one a market reaches 3%, progress will start to snowball.

Do Not Read Between The Lines

Their list is ACEA’s list.

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BTW, in Ireland which has been having sputters (disheartening problems) in its EV adoption, happily 2018 sales there is now finally on par with 2015s in other countries. However mainly due to the LEAF (+700) the Irish EV share got ~0.90%, PHEVs only got a lil’ more than 0.30%, because of 40 extra people fancying the i3s REx…