Germany registered 48,000 new electric vehicles in the first half of 2019, making it the third largest e-mobility market in the world – and now the largest in Europe. China and the USA remain global leaders in new sales of electric vehicles.
With 48,000 newly registered electric vehicles in the first half of 2019, Germany has overtaken Norway for the first time to become the largest e-mobility market in Europe in absolute sales figures, according to the Electromobility Report 2019, published by the Center of Automotive Management (CAM).
This represents an increase of 41% over the first half of 2018. Norway, in contrast, saw an increase of just 22%. The numbers are all the more striking given that the German automobile market stagnated overall, growing by just 0.5%.
China was by far the global leader in the e-mobility market with 628,000 newly registered electric vehicles in the first six months of 2019 (an increase of 52%), followed by the USA with 149,000 newly registered electric vehicles.
But while Germany has now become the third largest e-mobility market in terms of absolute sales figures, it still lags far behind Norway in terms of overall market share of electric cars. In this respect, Norway is the unequivocal global leader with 56.2% in the first six months of 2019 (compared to 46.8% in the first six months of 2018).
Netherlands (8.9%), China (5.1%), Germany (2.6%) and France (2.5%) round off the top five in terms of market shares of electric cars.
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