Sales of new electrically-chargeable passenger cars reached 545 thousand in the second quarter of 2022 in Europe, according to ACEA. Share of electric chargeable vehicles increased to 21.4% of all new passenger cars sold in 2Q2022, up from 18.4% seen in the second quarter of 2021.
Most electric vehicles (155 thousand) were sold in Germany (down 8.73% yoy), followed by France (83.3 thousand, up 0.906%), the United Kingdom with 72.6 thousand cars (down 1.52%), 37.4 thousand new vehicles were registered in Sweden (up 1.82%) and 33.8 thousand in Italy (down 12.5%).
In relative terms, Norway liked the electric chargeable vehicles the most with 86.8% of all new passenger cars sold followed by Sweden (50.3%) and Iceland (45.3%).
Altogether, sale of alternative powered vehicles, including chargeable, hybrid and other alternative fuels vehicles (fuelled by NGV, LPG, or ethanol), accounted for 46.9% of new cars sold in the second quarter of 2022.
Sales of traditionally-powered vehicles using petrol and diesel reached 396 thousand in the second quarter of 2022. The share of petrol reached 37.5% and share of diesel-powered vehicles 15.5% of all new passenger cars sold in 2Q2022.