The results of sales of electric cars for the first half of 2019 in Europe confirm the advent of modern environment-friendly technologies. Almost 260,000 customers have bought an electric car in the EU Member States and EFTA countries. This figure accounts for 2.7 % of the total market for passenger cars. Electric cars appear to gradually squeeze out plug-in hybrids, when they accounted for 68% of the market for vehicles using power supply sockets. Last year they accounted for 51% only.
Tesla has dominated in Europe
The most successful brand on the Old Continent has been the U.S.-based Tesla company this year, thanks to its innovative model known as Tesla 3. Already more than 40,000 drivers have purchased this car in 2019. It means that on leading positions it has replaced such brands as Renault Zoe and Nissan Leaf 40kWh (28,257 and 19,206 cars sold, respectively). The largest market for electric cars is still Germany, where almost 50,000 electric cars have been sold. The second place belongs to Norway with 44,000 cars and the third one to France with 32,000 electric cars sold.