By Editorial Staff In the first quarter of 2017, demand for alternative fuel vehicles (AFV) in the EU grew significantly (+37.6%) to 212,945 units, following a moderate increase at the end of 2016.
Sales of electric, plug-in hybrid and fuel-cell cars showed double-digit gains (+29.9%), which were supported by growth in demand for both battery (+49.0%) and plug-in electric cars (+13.0%). Total electrified vehicle registrations rose from 36,322 units in Q1 2016 to 47,196 units in Q1 2017.
Demand for new hybrid vehicles also grew considerably (+61.2%), counting 111,006 units in the first three months of the year. After performing poorly in 2016, registrations
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