Europe Electric cars: low number of new registrations


In Germany, consumers are still fairly reluctant to purchase electric cars. In 2017, only 0.7% or 25,056 of 3,441,262 newly registered passenger cars ran on electricity.

Despite the small share of electric cars, Germany was in the upper middle range of European countries. Norway was the most progressive here. 41,583 (22.6%) of the 183,728 newly registered passen­ger cars were electric vehicles, followed by the Netherlands (1.9%) and Switzerland (1.6%).

For more detailed data on Germany please consult the German language web­site of the Kraft­fahrt-Bundes­amt. For more data on trans­port in Germany please consult the corres­ponding theme page on the main Destatis website.

More information on the deploy­ment of alternative fuels in Europe are avail­able on the Euro­pean Alter­native Fuels Observ­atory (EAFO) website.