Sales of electrically-chargeable vehicles amounted to XX thousand in 1Q2020, up /down by 1,053 thousand in 1Q2020 compared to last year
Electric cars represented XX% of all new cars sold in 1Q2020, up/down from XX% a year ago.
Most electric vehicles have been sold in Germany (XX thousand) while France registered the biggest increase in sales when compared to last year.
Sales of new electrically-chargeable passenger cars reached 292 thousand in the first quarter of 2020 in the enlarged Europe (EU plus Iceland, Norway and Switzerland), according to ACEA. This is 78.3%, or 1,053 thousand more/less than in the previous year.
Share of electric vehicles increased/decreased to XX% of all new passenger cars sold in 1Q2020, up from XX% seen in the first quarter of 2019. Share of diesel-powered cars fell to 29.9% (from 33.2% in 1Q2019) while petrol-powered vehicles held XX% of the market.
In the first quarter of 2020, most electric vehicles (121 thousand) were sold in Germany (down 61.1% yoy), followed by France (21.0 thousand, down 88.8%), Sweden with 18.9 thousand cars (down 37.5%), 15.4 thousand new vehicles were registered in Netherlands (down 53.6%) and 15.2 thousand in Poland (down 67.1%). The five largest countries accounted for 60.3% of total new vehicles registered in April 2020:
As partly seen above, both the battery-electric (BEV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) segments provided a strong boost to this growth (+68.4 and +161.7% respectively):