ACEA, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association, has published its figures on alternatively-fuelled vehicle (AFV) registrations to September, which show an increase in demand for the ninth consecutive month. In the third quarter of 2015, total AFV registrations in the EU grew 13.4%, reaching 127,661 units.
Demand for AFVs in the UK is also growing fast with registrations increasing by 26.4% over the third quarter. It was reported that, as in France and the Netherlands, the growth was driven wholly by registrations of electric and hybrid electric vehicles.
Across Europe, electric vehicle (EV) registrations increased substantially (+62.2%), rising from 17,488 units in Q3 2014 to 28,360 units in Q3 2015. The growth of new hybrid vehicles was also strong, growing by 34.7% to a total of 53,183 units.
In the first half of 2015, demand for AFVs in Britain made it the fastest growing of all the EU’s major markets.
NEW PASSENGER CAR REGISTRATIONS BY MARKET – EUROPEAN UNION