In May 2017 passenger car registrations increased by 7.6% to 1,386,818 units in EU according to the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA). This result comes close to levels just before the economic crisis.

The European Alternative Fuels Observatory (EAFO) reports further that there have been a 54% increase in sales of BEV in May 2017 in comparison to May 2016 as well as a 43% increase in sales of PHEV.

From January to May 2017 therefore 49.246 BEVs has been sold as well as 51.176 PHEVs.

Figure: EVs market share in Europe – May 2017
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Source: EAFO