Sales of Electric Vehicles in Europe Surpass Fuel-powered Vehicles for The First Time, With Nearly 560,000 Sold in The First Four Months

June 6, 2023

On June 6th, Gizcoupon reported that the international media outlet BusinessKorea has revealed that the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) stated on the 4th that in the first four months of this year, Sales of electric vehicles in Europe in 30 European countries were 559733, marking a remarkable 37% increase compared to the previous year. Meanwhile, the sales of traditional fuel-powered vehicles during the same period amounted to only 550,391 units, experiencing a slight decline of 0.5%.

sales of electric vehicles in Europe

This also means that in Europe, where fuel vehicles were first developed and sold, electric vehicles have surpassed fuel-powered vehicles historically.

The data reveals that in 2019, electric vehicle sales in Europe were merely one-tenth of the sales of traditional vehicles, with a total of 360,164 electric vehicles sold. However, in just three years, by 2022, the gap between the two has narrowed to over 60,000 units. Throughout last year, Europe witnessed 1,637,766 sales of traditional vehicles, while electric vehicle sales reached 1,577,079 units.

Experts attribute this significant shift in sales largely to a series of environmentally-friendly regulations implemented by the European Union to reduce carbon emissions. These bills have been accelerating the pace of consumers choosing electric vehicles.

Earlier, Gizcoupon reported that the European Union announced a plan to ban the sale of gasoline or diesel-powered vehicles starting from 2035 unless they use comparatively eco-friendly carbon-neutral fuels. Additionally, various European governments are providing subsidies for electric vehicles, prompting automakers to promote their sales actively.


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