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Battery-powered electric vehicles sales double

by on05 May 2022

In just the first quarter

Battery-powered electric vehicles (BEVs) almost doubled their market share in the European Union during the first quarter.

According to industry data BEVs accounted for 10 per cent of passenger car sales in the EU, data from the region's carmaker association (ACEA) showed, surpassing plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, which took an 8.9 per cent share.

More than 224,145 BEVs were sold across the EU in the January-March period, up from 146,125 in the same period last year.

Hybrid electric vehicles accounted for more than a quarter of the market, up from around a fifth in the same period last year. Cars powered by petrol and diesel lost market share but still accounted for 52.8 per cent of the EU market during the period.


Last modified on 05 May 2022
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