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Europe EV Sales for 2018

Plug-in vehicle sales in Europe reached 408 000 units in 2018, 33 % higher than in 2017. These include all Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) and Plug-in Hybrids (PHEV) in Europe, passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. The plug-in share of the European light vehicle market was 2,3 % for the year and reached 3,5 % in December, the highest ever for a single month. In terms of volume, September and the 4th quarter was affected by the WLTP introduction and the dwindling supply of popular PHEV models. The new WLTP requires more elaborate testing than the outgoing NEDC and back-logs in variant type approvals were common, not just for PHEVs.

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