Sales of new electrically-chargeable passenger cars reached 666 thousand in the fourth quarter of 2021 in Europe, according to ACEA. Share of electric chargeable vehicles increased to 28.3% of all new passenger cars sold in 4Q2021, up from 19.2% seen in the fourth quarter of 2020.
Most electric vehicles (204 thousand) were sold in Germany (up 6.98% yoy), followed by France (94.4 thousand, up 26.1%), the United Kingdom with 93.1 thousand cars (up 40.6%), 42.8 thousand new vehicles were registered in Norway (up 12.1%) and 41.8 thousand in Netherlands (down 16.2%).
In relative terms, Norway liked the electric chargeable vehicles the most with 90.2% of all new passenger cars sold followed by Iceland (76.8%) and Sweden (55.9%).
Altogether, sale of alternative powered vehicles, including chargeable, hybrid and other alternative fuels vehicles (fuelled by NGV, LPG, or ethanol), accounted for 50.7% of new cars sold in the fourth quarter of 2021.
Sales of traditionally-powered vehicles using petrol and diesel reached 346 thousand in the fourth quarter of 2021. The share of petrol reached 34.6% and share of diesel-powered vehicles 14.7% of all new passenger cars sold in 4Q2021.