Sales of new electrically-chargeable passenger cars reached 555 thousand in the third quarter of 2022 in Europe, according to ACEA. 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.
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%).
In relative terms, Norway liked the electric chargeable vehicles the most with 86.7% of all new passenger cars sold followed by Iceland (51.0%) and Sweden (50.6%).
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.
Sales of traditionally-powered vehicles using petrol and diesel reached 350 thousand in the third quarter of 2022. The share of petrol reached 36.5% and share of diesel-powered vehicles 14.6% of all new passenger cars sold in 3Q2022.