09 May 2017
Sales data shows that demand for Alternatively Fuelled Vehicles (AFVs) grew significantly in the first quarter of 2017, with total registrations up by 29.9% compared to Q1 2016.
Pure EVs were the largest contributor, with sales reaching 4,364 units, up 46.5% on the same period a year earlier. Hybrids also performed well, selling 21,314 units, representing growth of 45.4%. It was a different story for plug-in hybrids, with registrations down 9.5% compared with 2016.
Across Europe, AFV sales grew by 37.6%, with Spain reporting the largest increase – a massive 87.4%. Germany experienced the second-highest growth (+67.5%), followed by the UK (+29.9%).
The data comes from the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA), which publishes quarterly data on alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) registrations.