Europe sells 1 million EV/hybrids, Norway leads the pack
Sales of battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids in Europe jumped by 42 percent annually in the first half of 2018, hitting the 1-million milestone, with the plug-in share of the European light vehicle market at 2 percent. The sales of battery electric vehicles (BEV) and plug-in hybrids (PHEV) in Europe came in at 195,000 units in the first half this year, with 51 percent recorded as pure EVs and the rest plug-in hybrids. Norway continues to lead the European rankings with the highest number of plug-in sales; however, German sales are catching up fast. Norway’s share of plug-ins out of the total vehicle fleet is unrivalled, with a staggering share of 37 percent of light vehicle sales and a 46.5-percent share in passenger car sales only. The Nordic countries as a whole lead EV adoption in Europe, sales and market share figures show, according to EV-Volumes.
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