European Countries Listed By Plug-In Electric Car Market Share In H1 2020

Let’s take a look at the progress of electrification in major European markets.

The average market share of new passenger plug-in electric cars in Europe more than doubled in H1 2020 to 7.8% (from less than 3% in H1 2019).

In this post we will compare plug-in market share in 28 countries – the European Union plus EFTA (Norway, Switzerland, Iceland) and the UK, using available registration data from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA).

The average for the European Union is 6.9% (compared to 2.4% a year ago). 2-4 top countries highly inflated the average result. In 15 countries, share exceeded 5%.

New passenger car registrations:

The top countries (above 10%) are:

Passenger plug-in electric car registrations in Europe – H1 2020


In the case of all-electric cars, the average for the market is over 4.3% (up from 2% in 2019).

Only two countries noted double-digit BEV share with the unprecedented position of Norway, which stands out as a global phenomenon (no change here). So far this year, 7 countries are above 5%.

The top countries are:

Passenger all-electric car registrations in Europe – H1 2020


The average for plug-in hybrids is 3.5%, way up compared to just 1% in 2019. Four countries noted double-digit PHEV share.

The top countries are:

Passenger plug-in hybrid car registrations in Europe – H1 2020

* some data estimated

** only countries, for which data are available

*** all BEV charts include FCVs (negligible number)

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