02 Feb '18, 1pm

European sales of green cars jumped 39% in 2017

European sales of green cars jumped 39% in 2017 In the fourth quarter of 2017, demand for alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) in the European Union continued to grow – EU results were 35.1% higher than in the same period in 2016. The 227,378 alternatively-powered cars registered during the last quarter of 2017 accounted for 6.7% of total passenger car sales, while electrically-chargeable vehicles (ECVs) made up for 1.9% of all cars sold across the European Union. Registrations of battery electric (54.8%) and hybrid electric cars (43.3%) accounted for the strongest growth. Demand for plug-in hybrid cars continued to grow (+15.0%), albeit at a more moderate pace than in previous quarters. The EU market for LPG and NGV vehicles also ended the year strongly, with demand increasing by 27.3% in the last quarter of 2017. Compared to one year ago AFV sales almost doubled in Spain (+9...

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