Electric cars overtake diesel in Europe

The EU new car market continues to grow. According to the industry association ACEA, one million passenger cars were newly registered in June, 17.8 percent more than in the same month last year.

With the exception of Hungary, all European countries increased, with strong demand in Germany (up 24.8 percent), Spain (up 13.3 percent), France (up 11.5 percent) and Italy (up 9.1 percent) contributing to the result.

The balance of the first six months is also positive. A total of 5.4 million new vehicles rolled onto the roads, an increase of 17.9 percent. However, the current half-year registration figures are still one-fifth (21 percent) below the comparative figures from the pre-Corona year 2019.

Demand for electric cars was high again in June with 158,252 units. They were able to increase their market share from 10.7 to 15.1 percent compared to the same month last year and exceeded the market share of diesel vehicles (13.4 percent) for the first time.

Gasoline cars were in the lead in June with a share of 36.3 percent, hybrid vehicles came in at 24.4 percent