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For the first time in history, more electric cars than diesel cars have been registered in the EU

For the first time in the history of the European Union, the percentage of sales of electric cars in the EU is higher than diesel ones. A total of one million new cars were registered in the EU in June alone.

Sales of new cars in the European Union have increased sharply since the beginning of this year. The statistics of the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) show that the bars symbolizing the registration of cars are soaring. In June alone, the increase amounted to 17.8 percent. compared to last year. This means that one million new cars appeared on European roads in a month.

Experts point out that the reason for the rebound is the resolution of the crisis in the supply chains, which prevented the import of appropriate components.

The red island on the map of registered new cars in the EU is only Hungary, where a lower value of 1.4% was recorded. compared to June last year. Other European markets recorded increases. The largest in Germany (24.8%), Spain (13.3%), France (11.5%) and Italy (9.1%).

First half of 2023

The first half of 2023 means an increase in new car registrations by 17.9 percent. compared to the first two quarters of last year. By the end of June, 5.4 million new cars had arrived on EU roads.

"The improvement in recent months indicates that the European automotive industry is recovering from the supply disruptions caused by the pandemic," ACEA emphasized.

Over the past months, the highest increases were recorded in Spain (24%), Italy (22.8%), France (15.3) and Germany (12.8).

Electrics overtook diesels

In June, electric cars accounted for 15.1% of new car registrations in the EU, an increase of over four percent compared to the previous year. For the first time in history, battery-electric vehicles overtook diesel cars and now occupy the third position in the ranking.

The second most popular choice among buyers of new cars, with a result of 24.3 percent. there are hybrid cars.

Petrol-powered cars are still in the lead (36.3%).

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