EVs post strong quarterly sales

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.