The average plug-in car market share in Europe increased to 3% in Q1 2019.
According to new registration data from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association for most of the countries in the European Union plus EFTA (Norway + Switzerland), the plug-in electric car market is growing at a healthy pace.
During the first quarter of 2019, some 126,885 new passenger plug-in cars were registered, which is 41.2% more than a year ago, at close to 3.1% market share (compared to 2.1% year earlier).
Such results were noted when the general car market decreased by 3.2% to 4,146,152, while the conventional hybrids increased 32.9% to 192,087.
Plug-ins by category:
- BEVs – 83,676 (up 87.5%) at 2% share
- PHEV – 43,209 (down 4.5%) at 1% share
Passenger plug-in electric car registrations (ECV) in Europe:
The top six markets by volume in Q1 2019 accounted for some 97,323 or almost 77% of total sales:
- Norway – 23,405 (up 44.6%)
- Germany – 23,326 (up 32.7%)
- UK – 14,579 (up 2.9%)
- France – 14,503 (up 33.0%)
- Netherlands – 11,704 (up 110%)
- Sweden – 9,806 (up 61.5%)
Here is the full report for Q1 that shows us also the proportion between BEVs and PHEVs in particular markets (comparison of market share in particular countries coming soon):