Plug-In Electric Car Registrations In EU Up 62.2% In Q3 Of 2015

NOV 6 2015 BY MARK KANE 4

Plug-In Electric Car Registrations In EU Up 62.2% In Q3 Of 2015

Plug-In Electric Car Registrations In EU Up 62.2% In Q3 Of 2015

The European plug-in electric market is moving up at a fast pace, already reaching half of the hybrid market size.

According to ACEA, Q3 registrations of passenger plug-ins in the EU were up 62.2% to 28.360, while EFTA (Norway and Switzerland) were up by 68.9% to 9.250.

In total, 37,610 BEV+EREV+PHEV+FCEV were added.

In the U.S., sales in Q3 were at around 28,000, compared to over 34,000 in Q3 2014.

“In the third quarter of 2015, total alternative fuel vehicle registrations in the EU increased (+13.4%), reaching 127,661 units. Of these, electric vehicle (EV) registrations showed a substantial increase (+62.2%), rising from 17,488 units in Q3 2014 to 28,360 units in Q3 2015. Demand for new hybrid vehicles (HEV) also grew significantly (+34.7%), totalling 53,183 units. On the other hand, registrations of new passenger cars powered by propane or natural gas showed a decline in the third quarter (-17.1), totalling 46,118.

Looking at the EU’s major markets, Spain saw the largest increase of AFVs registered over the third quarter (+74.0%), followed by the Netherlands (+55.5%), France (+46.1%) and the UK (+26.4%). While growth in Spain was sustained across all AFV categories, growth in the Netherlands, France and the UK was totally driven by electric and hybrid electric vehicle markets.

Among the EU+EFTA countries, Norway registered the largest number of electrically chargeable vehicles over the period, totalling 7,823 units.”

After nine months, registrations of plug-ins in the EU+EFTA stand at 115,297 – up by a brilliant 79.5%.

Detailed comparison:

EV Registrations in Europe in Q3 2015

EV Registrations in Europe in Q3 2015

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4 Comments on "Plug-In Electric Car Registrations In EU Up 62.2% In Q3 Of 2015"

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These figures only include passenger cars, when utility vans are included (Renaul Kangoo Z.E., Nissan e-NV200, etc), European sales pass 120,000 units, well ahead of the U.S. With higher gasoline prices than America, it was about time for the European market to wake up.

Its not gas price that drives EU sales.

Its better model selection (particularly electrified SUV’s).

Also if one counted subsidies per capita, USA is still way ahead!

So right now model selection is most important.

(Granted model selection closely follow incentives, so its almost self-fulfilling prophecy that only incentives sale EV’s 😉 )

European cars are lighter, smaller, much more fuel efficient and driven less miles. The gas price is not a big factor if even a factor at all.

A sudden large increase of the gas price in the US on the other hand, that could be a factor for EV sales.

Mitsubishi sold 5505 Outlander PHEVs in Europe but none in the USA in Q3 2015.

YTD 2015 Mitsubishi has sold 19,574 Outlander PHEVs in Europe but none in the USA.