In 2017 there were 262 million cars registered in the European Union (EU) Member States. Around 2 million (0.8 %) of these were classified as either electric cars or hybrid electric cars that can be driven in combination with a petrol or diesel engine.
There has been a steady increase in the number of electric and hybrid electric cars registered across the EU in recent years. In particular, the number of hybrid electric-petrol cars in 2017 (1.5 million) was almost seven times the number recorded in 2013 (0.2 million).
Among the EU Member States for which figures are available, there were five countries with more than 1 % of their registered cars either electric or hybrid electric: Sweden (2.4 %), Poland (1.9 %), United Kingdom (1.5 %), France (1.4 %) and Belgium (1.2 %).
The source data are accessible here.
For more information:
- Overview of transport statistics
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