Paul Jan Jacobs

Paul Jan Jacobs

Paul Jan Jacobs is the founder of EVBoosters; a growth advisory and EV recruitment firm purely focused on powering electric mobility across Europe. He’s involved in the e-Mobility Business since 2010. Powering e-Mobility has become one of his bigger goals in life. Over time Paul Jan has become an EV expert and speaker on developments in e-Mobility markets, growth and funding topics. In particular the EV Charging Infrastructure landscape and ecosystem draw his attention to make this huge energy transition really happen.

Top 10 electric vehicle sales (BEV + PHEV) in Europe Q3

In the third quarter of 2022, battery electric vehicles (BEVs) recorded an increase in market share as high sales persisted. In the EU, BEVs now account for 11.9% of all new passenger car registrations (up from 9.8% in Q3 2021). Despite losing market share, the aggregate market share of diesel and gasoline-powered vehicles is still 54.3%.


With 259,449 units registered in the EU in the third quarter of 2022, battery electric vehicles (BEVs) showed the greatest rise (+22.0%) of all fuel types.

With the exception of Italy (-35.0%) and Denmark (-2.6%), all markets in the region contributed to this robust performance, with triple-digit growth reported in Cyprus (+490.0%), Latvia (+231.8%), Romania (+213.4%), and Bulgaria (+101.7%).

In contrast, PHEV registrations fell by 6.0% in the third quarter of the year, with losses reported in all of the EU’s key markets. Germany and Spain saw slight decreases (-0.9% and -1.0%), but Italy and France saw double-digit drops (-22.2% and -14.3%, respectively).

As a result of this dismal performance, PHEVs lost market share compared to the same period last year, and now account for 8.5% of all new vehicle registrations.

From July to September 2022, petrol vehicle registrations in the EU fell by 3.3%, totaling 823,360 units. As a result, gasoline’s market share fell from 39.3% in the third quarter of 2021 to 37.8% this year. However, gasoline remained the most popular fuel in the EU.

Similarly, 360,596 diesel car units were sold in the European Union, representing a 4.7% decrease in sales. Diesel’s market share fell from 17.5% in Q3 2021 to 16.5% of total sales, a 1 percentage point drop.

Source: ACEA

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