How many electric cars were sold in Europe in 2023?

The ever-increasing acceptance of electric cars by European buyers is evidenced by official sales data from Jato Dynamics, which “shows” that the best-selling model for the entire market of the old continent will be the EV for 2023.

According to data from Jato Dynamics, they were recorded in October 2023 1,040,278 new cars sold in the 28 reference countries of the survey – performance increased by 14% in relation to 909,724 units recorded in October 2022.

He was particularly impressed by this increase 15th consecutive month of growth for the European marketwhile the classification in the first 10 months of the year reaches 10,677,402 units – performance improved by 17% from year to year.

The growth recorded in October can largely be attributed to the debit growing demand for battery electric carswhich is a trend largely due to a wide range of motivations available to European consumers.

In particular, the registration of all-electric models across Europe increased by 30%reaching absolute numbers 157,957 units. In the whole of Europe, BEVs are thus represented 15% tAhn of the total number of new registrations in October.

From January 2023 to the end of October more than 1.6 million electric vehicles were classified throughout Europe.

Electric cars: Protagonists

The growth in BEV sales in October is largely due to the contribution of three main players: tesla, of BMW Group and the Chinese group SAIC engine. Tesla records tripled compared to October 2022 thanks to increased sales of the Model Y and Model 3.

However, due to its relatively narrow range, the American manufacturer has not been able to keep up with larger car groups such as VW Group, and BMW Group and stellanthus, in total items. So in October, VW was the best selling group in BEVfollowed BMW Group, which saw a 53% increase in registrations with 18,297 units, thanks to the strong sales results of the i4 and iX1.

Chinese SAIC engine, the owner, in other words MG and Maxus, saw an increase 66% in classifications by sales 8,841 BEV. The MG 4 had an impressive rise and placed in the respective race as the most popular electric hatchback in October and the fourth best-selling BEV in Europewhich were 1.6 times higher than the VW ID.3.

Electric cars: Earth

Although Norway continued to be the market leader in terms of BEV penetration, with the most significant growth occurring in another northern Nordic country. Specifically in October The largest increase in BEV market share was recorded in Finlandalmost doubled from the 20% of the total market it was in October 2022 to 36% in October 2023.

Finland was followed by Luxembourg, where the BEV share increased to 30% and Denmark (from 22% to 36%). In contrast, the market share of electric cars in Croatian fell from an already low base of no more than 3.1% in October 2022 to 1.8% last month, while their impact on Ireland and Germany.Ford Mustang Mach-E – Norway

Electric cars: The Tesla Model Y plant

Despite not reaching the top of the European sales chart in October, the Tesla Model Y remains the most popular new passenger vehicle for 2023 so far.

With more than 209,000 units to be classified from January to October 2023 – performance corresponding to class share 13% of all BEVs sold in Europe – the Model Y is seeing growth on the Old Continent that exceeds 85,823 units compared to the same period in 2022.

And by all accounts, the Model Y is set to become tthe most popular new vehicle in Europe for the entire year – it will be the first time that a non-European model has been placed in the relevant ranking.

And to have a scale of comparison, as well as the “magnitude” of the above performances, it is worth noting that VW as an independent brand has so far recorded sales of 165,594 BEVswhile total sale of homogalactis Sebat, for its entire range, makes 10 months further 206,100 units.

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