In October 2023, 855,484 vehicles were registered on the European market. This is the fifteenth month in a row that an increase was recorded. What is even more surprising is the large proportion of electric vehicles.
In October, they contributed up to 14.2 percent. total sales (ACEA data), significantly ahead of diesel cars, which accounted for only 12 percent. market. Of course, electric cars are more popular in Western Europe.
The impressive results from October did just that Electric vehicles have also overtaken diesel in annual figures. The percentage share of diesel vehicles in the market results for the last 10 months was 13.9%, while electric vehicles jumped to 14%.
However, this does not change the fact that the most popular new car in Europe is still a combustion engine – and one budget. Of course, we are talking about the Dacia Sandero, which has had 184,088 units registered since the beginning of the year. However, the Tesla Model Y is hot on its heels with 183,799 units (Dataforce data, as of end of October 2023).
Who will finally win the race for the top prize in 2023? We have to wait until January for an answer. However, the fight is sure to be exciting. Especially since the main opponents are representatives of completely different worlds.