Sales of electric and hybrid cars in the European Union exceeded 1 million units in 2020

Sales of electric and hybrid cars in the European Union exceeded 1 million units in 2020
According to the European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA), sales of electric and hybrid cars in the European Union almost tripled last year and amounted to more than 1 million cars. Thus, the volume of sales of such vehicles amounted to more than 10 % of the total number of vehicles sold in the region in 2020.

The significant increase in sales shows that electrified cars are becoming more popular after many years when they remained only a niche segment of the market. It is also noteworthy that the jump in popularity occurred at a time when total car sales in the European Union fell by 24% due to restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The data published by ACEA shows that 1.046 million electric and hybrid cars were sold in the EU last year, while at the end of 2019 this figure was 387,808 cars. According to available data, sales of hybrid cars with automatic charging increased by 59 %. At the same time, the level of sales of gasoline and diesel vehicles fell by 37% and 32%, respectively. Sales of all-electric vehicles more than doubled from 247,854 units in 2019 to 538,772 units in 2020. Despite this, the share of petrol cars from the total number of vehicles sold in the EU is still 48 %.
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