CAM has been investigating new electric vehicle registrations in the first half of 2022

The CAM study showed that the market for electric vehicles in Germany and China has grown


An editor at eMobilCar

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According to a study 11.6% of all new registrations in Europe in the first half of 2022 were purely electric vehicles - in the same period of 2021 they were 7.6%. As defined by CAM EU, EFTA and UK, a total of 647,479 electric vehicles were sold in Europe.

While pure-electric vehicles in Europe have been able to grow, registrations of other drive types have declined. PHEVs (Plug-in Hybrids) still had 472,722 new registrations (-12%), registrations of petrol vehicles fell by 22 .1%, registration of diesel vehicles fell by 32.1%.

In Europe, Germany was the largest single market with 167,503 electric vehicles and growth of 12.5%. They are followed by UK (115,249 BEV, +56%), France (93,344 BEV, +28.7%) and Norway (54,177 BEV, +12.7%). Although Germany is ahead, the dynamics in British Isles are currently different: with BEV quota, UK is already ahead of Germany (13.5%) and France (12.1%) with 14.4%. However, when it comes to BEV market share, Norway is the undisputed leader with 79.1% - not only in Europe but worldwide.

In absolute terms, China remains the largest market. 1.95 million BEVs were sold there in the first half of the year, representing an increase of 106%. During the same period, an additional 534,000 PHEV (+168%) was registered. Total new registrations fell 6.6% to 10.355 million passenger cars in the first half. Overall, pure electric vehicles already account for 18.8% of new passenger car registrations in China.

Electromobility is growing in all major automotive regions, in contrast to the overall market decline. High growth rates are also expected in the current 2022. Automakers that can already offer a wide range of all-electric vehicles and have strong supply chains can quickly gain market share and take a prominent place in the global automotive industry in the future. With the age of electric vehicles, the traditional structure of the industry and the ranking of car manufacturers are changing more and more

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