Sales volume of electric vehicles in Europe 2014-2019

Throughout Europe, 129,631 electric vehicles were sold in the second quarter of 2019. This includes sales for battery electric (BEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV). This is according to data provided by EV-Volumes. Although figures were lower than those reported in the first quarter of 2019, they were noticeably higher than those for the same quarter in 2018.
The growth in sales volume is indicative of the growing demand for electric vehicles worldwide.

Spotlight: BEV registrations

In terms of registrations of BEVs in particular, European consumers bought some 62,000 units in the first quarter of 2019. Figures generally peaked in the fourth quarter of each year, with data for the first three months of 2019 promising to continue this trend.

Availability of charging stations

The rise in electric vehicle usage demands changes made to the transport infrastructure, arguably the most important of which being a sufficient number of publicly available charging stations. As of July 2019, there were 170,149 such charging stations across Europe, including for normal charge under or equal to 22 kilowatts as well as fast charge with over 22 kilowatts. Growth rates for recent years have slowed, suggesting a close to saturated market.

Quarterly sales volume of battery electric (BEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) in Europe from Q1 2014 to Q2 2019

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September 2019



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2014 to 2019

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