Sales of new electrically-chargeable passenger cars reached 228 thousand in the first quarter of 2020 in Europe, according to ACEA. Share of electric chargeable vehicles increased to 7.47% of all new passenger cars sold in 1Q2020, up from 3.06% seen in the first quarter of 2019.
Most electric vehicles (52.4 thousand) were sold in Germany (up 125% yoy), followed by France (35.4 thousand, up 144%), the United Kingdom with 31.9 thousand cars (up 119%), 22.6 thousand new vehicles were registered in Norway (down 3.58%) and 18.5 thousand in Sweden (up 88.4%).
In relative terms, Norway liked the electric chargeable vehicles the most with 69.7% of all new passenger cars sold followed by Iceland (47.2%) and Sweden (27.9%).
Altogether, sale of alternative powered vehicles, including chargeable, hybrid and other alternative fuels vehicles (fuelled by NGV, LPG, or ethanol), accounted for 18.9% of new cars sold in the first quarter of 2020.
Sales of traditionally-powered vehicles using petrol and diesel reached 847 thousand in the first quarter of 2020. The share of petrol reached 52.9% and share of diesel-powered vehicles 27.7% of all new passenger cars sold in 1Q2020.