2021 (June) Europe: Car Sales and Market Analysis

In June 2021, new car sales in Europe increased by 13% from June 2020 but the market was still over 200,000 cars smaller than in June 2019. Volkswagen was the top-selling brand with the VW Golf the best-selling car model ahead of the Tesla Model 3. New passenger vehicle registrations in Europe increased by 13% … Read more

2021 (Half Year) Europe: Best-Selling Car Manufacturers and Brands

First Semester 2021: the Volkswagen and Stellantis groups were the largest car manufacturers in Europe with VW and Peugeot the top-selling car brands. During the first half of 2021, the Volkswagen Group easily remained the largest carmaker in Europe while the newly formed Stellantis Group was the second largest car manufacturer in the European Union. … Read more

2021 (Half Year) Europe: Car Sales by Country (EU, UK, EFTA)

First Semester 2021: new car sales in the European Union, UK, and EFTA countries increased by 27% with Germany and France the largest markets in Europe. January to June 2021: New passenger vehicle registrations in the European Union (EU), United Kingdom, and EFTA countries increased by 27.1% but were still around 2 million cars less … Read more

2021 (May) Europe: Car Sales and Market Analysis

In May 2021, new car sales in Europe increased by 73% from May 2020 but the market was still a quarter smaller than in May 2019. Volkswagen dominated as largest producer and brand. New passenger vehicle registrations in Europe increased by almost three-quarters in May 2021 but the market was still far from pre-pandemic levels … Read more

2021 (Europe): Top Car Makers Electric Vehicle Readiness Index

Volvo and Volkswagen are the only top car producers on target to switch to electric vehicle production in Europe by 2030 according to an EV readiness index by Transport & Environment. By mid-2021, Volvo Cars and Volkswagen are the only major carmakers ready to switch to electric in line with Europe’s net-zero climate target, according … Read more

2021 (April) Europe: Car Sales and Market Analysis

In April 2021, new car sales in Europe increased by 261% from April 2020 but the market was still a quarter smaller than in April 2019. Volkswagen remained the largest producer and brand. Although new passenger vehicle registrations in Europe increased by 261% in April 2021, the market was still far from pre-pandemic levels with … Read more

Europe Prediction 2026: Electric Cars Cheaper Than Petrol

A study predicts electric vehicles in Europe will be cheaper than fossil-fuel cars by 2025 to 2027 with BEV reaching 100% of sales by 2035. A study by BloombergNEF for Transport & Environment concluded that many electric cars in Europe will be cheaper than petrol cars from 2026. Small electric light vans will already be … Read more

2021 (March) Europe: Car Sales and Market Analysis

In March 2021, new car sales in Europe increased by 63% but the passenger car market is still well below pre-pandemic levels. The VW Golf regained its position as Europe’s top-selling car model. In March 2021, new passenger vehicle registrations in Europe increased by 63% compared to March 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. However, … Read more