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viernes 19 de mayo de 2023
Electrified vehicles represent 40% of the European sales share
The data at the European level is presented as encouraging. Electrified vehicles are positioned as the second best-selling vehicle typology.
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According to the latest data from the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), registrations of new electrified vehicles experienced an extraordinary increase last month.

Pure electric vehicles, in particular, saw a 51.9% growth. With a total of 94,561 units sold, this increase represents a market share of 11.8%, which is nearly a 3% rise compared to April 2022.

The European Union market has witnessed significant gains in most of its member countries, including the two largest markets: France and Germany. France recorded a 34.8% increase, while Germany experienced a 34.1% growth.

These impressive numbers contributed to an accumulative 45.1% increase in electric vehicle sales during the first four months of 2023, with a total of 415,579 units sold.

In addition to electric vehicles, hybrid vehicles also continued to gain ground in Europe during the month of April.

With a 22.7% increase, sales of hybrid electric vehicles reached 199,407 units.

This growth is mainly attributed to double-digit increases in the four main markets of the European Union: Germany (+35.9%), France (+28.6%), Italy (+28.3%), and Spain (+14.4%).

As a result, hybrid electric vehicles now represent a market share of 24.8%, compared to the 23.7% recorded in April 2022.

However, not all vehicle categories experienced consistent growth. Despite a modest 4.3% growth in March, the plug-in hybrid vehicle market suffered a decline in April, with a 5.5% decrease in sales.

This decline was mainly due to a significant drop in Germany, the largest market for this type of fuel, with a 45.7% decrease in sales.

Consequently, the overall market share of plug-in hybrids fell from 9.2% in April of last year to 7.4% in 2023.

These data clearly show the growing preference of European consumers for electric vehicles, especially battery electric vehicles, which have experienced a significant increase in demand.