In June, Europe delivered a new plug-in electric car sales record, despite the overall automotive market going south (down 24% year-over-year) because of the COVID-19 lockdown.
According to EV Sales Blog, nearly 93,000 new passenger plug-in cars were registered, which is 95% more than a year ago, and a new all-time record!
Clearly, the plug-in segment got a serious boost with the new incentives in some big markets like Germany and France.
The market share has improved to 8.2% (including 4.4% BEVs), which is about one in 12 new cars!
The total number of registrations in the first half of 2020 increased to over 401,000 (at 7.9% market share) and heads to even more new records of all types (monthly, annual, market share) in the coming months.
The most popular models
Renault ZOE (2020)
Tesla Model 3
The third best-selling model was surprisingly the Ford Kuga PHEV (Ford Escape PHEV in the U.S.) with 3,684 new registrations – that is more than Ford’s total results in the previous six years (2013-2019)!
Then we see Volkswagen e-Golf (3,037) and – another surprise – Volvo XC40 PHEV (2,962).
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