It was a rough November for Europe’s electric vehicle (EV) market, with the total market at -14% year-over-year. However, the continent’s plug-in market was up 198% from the prior November, with 166,000 plug-in registrations, making up a total of 16% of the market share, according to EV Sales Blogspot.
November also saw increases in battery electric vehicle (BEV) sales, landing an 8% market share within the last month, and a 5.4% market share over the course of the year.
Ultimately, even if they aren’t superb numbers, they’re optimistic, at the least – 2021 will likely continue to see improvements to the EV’s overall market share, with plug-in EVs even more likely to begin overtaking traditional gas cars.
anyway I'll lay down a marker right now and say that I expect 50% of new light vehicle sales in Europe+North America+Japan to be full EVs of some kind (not hybrids) by 2025 and 80% by 2028.
— Michael Tae Sweeney (@mtsw) December 27, 2020
Europe’s 5 top-selling EVs in November were, in order, the Renault Zoe, the Volkswagen ID.3, the Hyundai Kona EV, the Tesla Model 3, and the Mercedes A250e. These models sold November totals of 9,953 units, 8,496 units, 5,375 units, 5,014 units, and 4,517 units, respectively.
While the Tesla Model 3 did jump quite a few spots from October’s European top-seller list, the company is also expected to sell quite a bit more units in December – along with the new Volkswagen ID.4, which begun hitting showrooms and deliveries this month.
In any case, December 2020 should be an interesting wrap-up to the year, and Tesla is likely to push sales to the limit, as they do at the end of every quarter. Still, it’ll be interesting to see if it’s enough to push them up a few notches for December’s top sales.
Zachary Visconti is a writer with a knack for electric vehicles, technology, and climate change. Currently residing in Fort Collins, Colorado, Zach loves his partner, his cat, and a good cup of coffee.