Electrive reports that in January of this year, some 92,700 EVs were sold in the EU, an increase of 28.9% versus last year, as per data from the Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA). Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Germany accounted for 66% of the sales, making them the fourth largest EV markets in the EU.

Additionally, the number of EVs sold in non-EU countries, such as Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and the UK reached almost 103,000 units, 29.3% larger than the numbers recorded last year in January.

Hybrids and plug-in hybrid cars remain as favorites among European drivers, these being in fact the second most popular choice in the region. Just over 245,000 hybrid vehicles were sold in the first month of 2024, a 23.5% increase when compared to the previous year.

Gasoline and diesel-powered cars still represent about half of the total cars sold in the EU, with gasoline accounting for 35.2% and diesel, for 13.4%.

As far as manufacturers go, Volkswagen Group sits at the top, with over 221,000 vehicles sold in the EU in January 2024 (editor's note: all types of vehicles), an 11.5% increase compared to last year.