Sales of new electrically-chargeable passenger cars (battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles) reached 555 thousand in the third quarter of 2022 in the enlarged Europe (EU plus Iceland, Norway and Switzerland), according to ACEA. This is 4.02% more, or 533 thousand more than in the previous year.
Share of electric chargeable vehicles increased to 23.2% of all new passenger cars sold in 3Q2022, up from 22.4% seen in the third quarter of 2021. The sale of battery-electric (BEV) increased by 14.9% when compared to last year, while registration of plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) fell by 9.92%.
Altogether, sale of alternative powered vehicles, including chargeable, hybrid and other alternative fuels vehicles (fuelled by NGV, LPG, or ethanol), accounted for 48.9% of new cars sold in the third quarter of 2022.
Most electric vehicles (182 thousand) were sold in Germany (up 10.1% yoy), followed by the United Kingdom (83.1 thousand, up 3.72%), France with 73.4 thousand cars (up 13.8%), 30.6 thousand new vehicles were registered in Sweden (up 9.74%) and 29.7 thousand in Norway (down 25.3%).
The five largest countries accounted for 77.7% of total new vehicles registered in the third quarter of 2022.
In relative terms, Norway liked the electric chargeable vehicles the most in the third quarter of 2022 with 86.7% of all new passenger cars sold followed by Iceland (51.0%) and Sweden (50.6%). On the other end of the scale was Czechia with only 3.86%, Bulgaria with 3.81% and Slovakia with just 3.63% of electric cars sold, as % of total.
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