New figures for the second quarter show that the EU new car market has shifted further towards petrol vehicles. Petrol now represents nearly 60% of all new passenger car registrations across Europe, while demand for diesel has continued to fall.
Sales ofelectric vehicles across Europe doubled in July as growth returned to the European car market following a big downturn in June, according to the latest figures from industry analysts, JATO. Registrations of Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs), Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) and Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs), totalled 96,600 units in July – an increase of 29% from July 2018. As a result, the market share of EVs increased from 5.8% to 7.4%.