Sales of electric cars in Europe exceed those of diesel: data

Sales of electric cars in Europe exceed those of diesel: data

Most European markets recorded double-digit growth in electric car sales, particularly the Netherlands (+90.1%), Germany (+64.4%) and France (+52%). Between January and June, there were 703,856 electric vehicle registrations, 53.8% more than the same period in 2022.

Double-digit growth

The entire car market continues to grow by double digits. In Europe, EFTA countries and the United Kingdom, 1,265,678 cars were sold in June, 18.7% more than in the same month in 2022, bringing the total for the semester to 6,588,937, with an increase of 17.6% over the same period last year. The improvements in recent months indicate that the European automotive industry is recovering from the supply disruptions caused by the pandemic. However, half year volumes are 21% lower than in 2019.

A reprise

Despite this being the eleventh consecutive positive figure, the president of the Centro Studi Promotor, Gian Primo Quagliano, speaks of a recovery because the market remains at levels very far from those that preceded the crisis triggered by the pandemic. Quagliano points out that the increase in sales is due to the delays in deliveries in recent months, while the influx of new purchase requests is languishing. The European Union cannot limit itself to issuing diktats, but must take charge of the economic problems that the transition will entail for the vast majority of motorists, underlines the president of the Centro Studi Promotor. In the first six months of the year most European markets grew significantly: Spain (+24%), Italy (+22.8%), France (+15.3%) and Germany (+12.8%). The only market in decline is that of Hungary (-1.4%).

Italy last for cars with the plug

In Italy for the market - explains the Unrae - it still remains in last place in the diffusion of cars with the plug, even if the share continues to rise slowly and reaches 9.8%, with electric (Bev) at 4.4% and hybrids (Phev) at 5.4%. an authentic discussion, and not a posteriori, with all the players in the supply chain is desirable at the Automotive Table, the long-awaited convocation of which does not yet seem even around the corner, underlines the general manager Andrea Cardinali. On the European market, Stellantis (the Panda is the best-selling model in Italy) decreased by 2.5% in June and by 1.3% in the half year with a share of 17.4% compared to 19.4% in the same period of 2022.

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