EV market share growth in 16 lagging European countries
I recently explored the growth of electric vehicle market share in 15 European countries where electric vehicles have become the most popular. From 15.9% market share for plug-in vehicles in Ireland to 86.1% market share for plug-in vehicles in Norway, these countries are racing towards the mass market stage of adoption of new technologies (adoption of plug-in vehicles). For fully electric vehicles (VEBs), the market share ranged from 5.7% in Belgium to 64.5% in Norway. These are the 15 leaders in the transition to electric vehicles in Europe – and just add China to the list of the top 16 countries in the world. And the rest of Europe?
One of the most interesting things about the growing market share of electric vehicles in Europe is its scale. Rather than seeing rapid growth in just 3 or 4 countries, growth is prospecting the continent. Of course, this is largely due to EU-wide requirements for car manufacturers to reduce the CO2 emissions of the vehicles they sell or pay huge fines. However, the growth in electric vehicle sales is not uniform across Europe. If you go east or south, the market share of electric vehicles in these countries drops significantly. That said, we’re also seeing strong growth in EV market share in these Eastern European and Southern European countries – it’s more like what you see in the US than in the European countries. -Down. Let’s walk through these remaining 16 markets and see what happened.
Note that the time period for these analyzes is from 2012 to 2021, and this report examines both the plug-in vehicle market as a whole and the fully battery electric vehicle market. If you only care about BEVs, you are free to ignore the purple bar charts. We’ll start with these plugin vehicle graphics and save the best for last.
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Of this group of European countries, Italy is the clear leader (9.5% of new vehicle registrations in 2021 being plug-in vehicle registrations). This is followed by a strong second tier made up of Spain, Romania, Hungary and Greece – ranging from 7% plug-in vehicle share in 2021 (Greece and Hungary tied) to 7.7% (Romania) and 7.8% (Spain). Then you have a large majority of seated shares between 2.8% and 4.2% of the plug-in vehicle. Then there are Cyprus and Turkey — no comment.
You can see in the bar charts above that apart from a few outliers (particularly Estonia and Latvia), these countries have seen consistent growth in EV sales, and particularly rapid growth over the past few years. last two years – similar to the top 15 countries rated at the Top. Estonia, Latvia and a few others just had grant-inspired success a few years ago, and their charts look weird.
You can also see bar charts for each country on Clean Technica Pro. Above is an example for the Czech Republic.
They were plug-in vehicles. It’s not the same at all when you focus on full electricity (BEV). Relatively speaking, Italy, Spain and Greece do not fare so well here (4.6%, 2.8% and 2.2% BEV share, respectively). Romania (5.2% share of BEV) excels and is at the top of the list of this competition.
The biggest takeaways are that BEV sales have grown in all of these markets over the past two years and have reached where the top 15 countries were a few years ago.
Again, you can also see bar charts for individual countries at Clean Technica Pro. Above is an example for the Czech Republic. You can also find interactive versions of all the other charts there.
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