As of 2018, the market size of passenger battery EVs in the European Union amounted to 1.1 percent, having steadily increased from 0.1 percent in 2011. The market share of plug-in hybrid EVs was of the same size. Among European countries, Norway recorded the largest share of newly registered EVs at 48.3 percent, with battery EVs accounting for the majority of these. Of countries within the European Union, Sweden had the largest market share.
Norway has become particularly known for its high number of registered EVs. By 2018, these figures had grown to nearly 300,000 compared to a population of roughly 5.3 million. In contrast, there were 9,244 registered EVs on the road in Belgium that same year.
This increase in electric mobility is also reflected in the number of charging stations having become available across Europe. Between 2010 and 2018, figures had seen a stark increase with number for 2018 being 48 times higher than eight years prior. Norway alone, had 10,711 charging stations in 2018, of which 562 were Tesla Superchargers.