On Thursday, data from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (Acea) showed that 43% of new car sales in the European Union (EU) in the third quarter were electric or hybrid vehicles.
According to Acea, fully electric vehicles (EVs), plug-in hybrids, and hybrids accounted for less than 40% of all sales during the same period last year.
There was a 22% increase in sales of fully electric, zero-emission models compared to the third quarter of 2021, meaning that more than one in ten auto sold (11.9%) was an electric vehicle.
The European Union has supported a ban on new automobiles powered by fossil fuels beginning in 2035, so that all cars will eventually need to be zero-emission models.
Gasoline car sales fell 3.3%, but still remained the most popular in the EU, accounting for 37.8% of overall sales.