Research company JATO Dynamic has published a report on car sales in the European market, according to which in September this year in 27 countries in the region for the first time sold more electric cars than "diesels".
"This is the first time in history that environmentally friendly models have outperformed one of the types of fuel cars, and three years ago it was the diesel versions that dominated the European market," the statement said.
In fairness, we note that this is not only pure "battery" electric vehicles (BEV), but also any electrified versions, including plug-ins and other hybrids (PHEV, HEV). A total of 1.3 million cars were sold in Europe in September this year (1.2% more than a year earlier), of which 25% or 327,800 were electric. Interestingly, most of them (173,800 or 13% of the market) turned out to be soft hybrids, and only 154,000 (12% of the market) - plug-in hybrids and electric cars.
The best-selling electric cars in Europe:
Tesla Model 3 - 15,702 cars;
Renault ZOE - 11,023 cars;
Volkswagen ID.3 - 7,897 cars;
Hyundai Kona - 6,055 cars;
KIA Niro - 4 911 cars.