Overtaking in Europe: more cars sold with plug than diesel

Overtaking in Europe: more cars sold with plug than diesel
Overtaking in Europe: more cars sold with plug than diesel

Best-selling electric cars in Europe: Volkswagen ID.3 and Tesla Model 3 head to head in August (photo: Mobile.de)

Overtaking in Europe: more cars are sold with plugs, including pure electric and plug-in hybrids, than diesel. The historic turning point in August, announces Jato Dynamics.

Three years of registrations in August in Europe: electric and plug-in hybrid in green, diesel in purple, petrol cars in blue.

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August was a very sluggish month for auto sales, penalized by delivery delays for the shortage of chip supplies to builders. In the 26 European markets surveyed by Jato, they sold out in all 713.714 auto, with a 18% drop. The lowest point from 2014 to today. “By now the delivery times of any car resemble those of a Ferrari“, He sighs Felipe Munoz, Jato’s Global Analyst. The only sector that goes against the trend is that of cars with plugs, arrive at 21% share market, second best performance ever. The increase was 61%, with 151.737 units sold, making it rise to 1.32 million overall sales of electric and plug-in hybrids in the first 8 months of 2021. Diesel cars have been sold 10,100 less, a gap destined to widen further in the coming months, to scroll through bookings in the hands of manufacturers.

The best-selling among plug-in hybrids and pure electric

The abbreviation PHEV indicates the plug-in hybrids, BEV the pure electric ones. Source: Jato Dynamics, August 2021 data.

The ranking of the best-selling electric cars confirms that the Volkswagen offensive begins to bear fruit. ID.3 e ID.4 occupy the first and third position and the only competitor capable of undermining them is the Tesla Model 3, second by a whisker (70 units sold less than the ID.3). There Renault Zoe, for a long time leader in sales in Europe, is now relegated to fourth place, while surprisingly the fifth place of the Ford Mustang Mach-e. In the top ten peeps for the first time there Tesla Model Y, deliveries in Europe have just started (the September figure will be much more significant). On the other hand, the result of the Fiat 500, which slips into tenth position with the sun 3.152 cars sold: Stellantis support doesn’t seem very effective. The sales landscape of the ibride plug-in: the most sold is still there Ford Kuga, which does not go beyond 3,500 registrations.

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