In April 2021, plug-in electric car sales in Europe increased by about five times year-over-year from a very weak April 2020, affected by lockdowns.
The total number of new passenger plug-in electric car registrations almost reached 160,000, which is 15% of the overall market (by the way, the automotive market slowly improves, but it is still far behind pre-lockdown levels).
So far this year, some 617,000 passenger plug-in electric cars were registered in Europe. That's also 15% of the total market (BEVs - about 6.7%, PHEVs - about 8.3%).
In April, the two most popular models were Volkswagen ID.4 (7,565) and Volkswagen ID.3 (5,941). For ID.4, it's the first month on the top, while ID.3 is returning to form, after a few slower months.
There is no Tesla Model 3 in the top 20 in April, as Tesla continues its tradition of delivering a high number of cars in the last month of a quarter. Nonetheless, Tesla Model 3 is the top-selling EV in Europe with over 32,000 YTD (year-to-date).