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Electric cars in the EU, for the 1st time EVs beat diesel

Electric cars in the EU

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( – In June, for the first time, the market share of electric cars in the EU exceeded the share of diesel vehicles. BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) has increased from 10.7% to 15.1% of new registrations compared to the same month of the previous year, leaving one and a half percentage points of diesel (13.4%). This is reported by the monthly data of ACEA, the trade association of European car manufacturers.

Electric car leap in the EU

It was a real boom in new registrations. New electric cars in the EU grew by 66% in June, exceeding 158,000 units. A data that improves annual performance. In the first half of the year, the overall growth of BEV is 53.8% with over 703 thousand vehicles sold.

Leading the BEV market share upwards were the double-digit results of the larger markets. ACEA recorded +64.4% in Germany, +52% in France, +90.1% in the Netherlands. In total contrary tendency it goes instead Italy, that it continues to pay a politics of incentives auto strabica (the Italy is the only one to stimulate also the endothermic auto) and limp (the price thresholds do not facilitate the use of incentive instruments, there has not been the necessary clarity on access to incentives for corporate fleets).

Italians, in fact, continue to prefer electric hybrids. At EU level, registrations of new HEV increased by 32.4% in June, reaching 254 thousand units. Growth mainly driven by substantial increases in the larger markets: after Germany (+59.1%), the biggest leap is in Italy (+29.9%), then in France (+27.9%) and Spain (+22.7%). In Italy HEV are the best-selling category in June with a market share of 34.6%.

β€œIn June, the petrol car market in the EU grew by 11%, for a total of 379,067 units. However, market share fell to 36.3% from 38.5% in June 2022. Last month, however, the EU diesel car market continued to decline (-9.4%), despite growth in Germany (+10.3%) and in Central European markets, especially in Romania (+22.4%)β€œ, reports ACEA.

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