Sales of new electrically-chargeable passenger cars reached 548 thousand in the first quarter of 2022 in Europe, according to ACEA. Share of electric chargeable vehicles increased to 22.1% of all new passenger cars sold in 1Q2022, up from 16.0% seen in the first quarter of 2021.
Most electric vehicles (152 thousand) were sold in Germany (up 6.08% yoy), followed by the United Kingdom (93.9 thousand, up 60.9%), France with 72.8 thousand cars (up 18.0%), 37.4 thousand new vehicles were registered in Sweden (up 15.4%) and 30.9 thousand in Italy (up 3.81%).
In relative terms, Norway liked the electric chargeable vehicles the most with 90.1% of all new passenger cars sold followed by Iceland (65.9%) and Sweden (53.6%).
Altogether, sale of alternative powered vehicles, including chargeable, hybrid and other alternative fuels vehicles (fuelled by NGV, LPG, or ethanol), accounted for 50.0% of new cars sold in the first quarter of 2022.
Sales of traditionally-powered vehicles using petrol and diesel reached 371 thousand in the first quarter of 2022. The share of petrol reached 35.1% and share of diesel-powered vehicles 15.0% of all new passenger cars sold in 1Q2022.