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Electric mobility in Europe - statistics & facts

Germany is the leading European market for plug-in electric car sales, while Norway has the largest share of EV registrations among European countries. Norway has a population of roughly 5.4 million people, and every second new car registered in Norway is a battery electric vehicle. Globally, plug-in light vehicle sales are tipped to reach a new record in 2020, with Europe being the largest driver of growth.

Leading electric vehicle models in Europe

Renault's Zoe and Tesla's Model 3 are among Europe's best-selling electric vehicle models, both in terms of vehicles in operation and new car registrations. In the latter category, Volkswagen's new ID.3 model climbed through the ranks and topped the charts in December.

Leading electric vehicle types in Europe

Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles became the most popular type of passenger electric vehicles in the European Union in November 2020. In order to provide appropriate charging infrastructure, the number of charging stations available across Europe is increasing at a rapid pace. By 2030, electric vehicle-related energy demand is anticipated to be between 130 and 195 terawatt hours in the European Union. Globally, the number of publicly available fast electric vehicle chargers came to around 264,000 units in 2019.

Interesting statistics

In the following 4 chapters, you will quickly find the 22 most important statistics relating to "Electric vehicles in Europe".

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