According to the ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association) the number of registrations of electrically charged cars in the EU more than doubled in comparison to last year. Meanwhile the registrations of petrol- and diesel-powered cars sharply declined.
The amount of battery electric vehicles (BEV) registered in the EU alone increased by over 230%, equaling over 200,000 new registrations. This was heavily supported by Spain and Germany where registrations increased by 370% and 357% respectively.
Overall, this led to an increased market share of BEVs from 3.5% in Q2 2020 to 7.5% in Q2 2021. Nonetheless Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) are topping the list of alternatively powered vehicles with more than 540,000 new registrations, making up 19.3% of all newly registered vehicles.
On the other hand, although the demand for diesel- and petrol-powered cars increased compared to last year, their market share sharply declined. From over 81% of new registrations being linked to either petrol or diesel cars in Q2 2020, down to just 62% in Q2 2021. An overall reduction in new registrations of almost 25%.