The fact that the total number of new car registrations per month in some cases returns to long-term lows is something we have become accustomed to again this year in Europe – what is new, however, is that the number is now also decreasing. Electric cars, which was an exception that was usually still growing before. For example, Germany’s KBA reported 3.5 percent more new electric cars this June than a year ago — not least because fewer Tesla kits from China were available. And the same effect of Tesla is also visible at the European level.
Model Y in front of electric cars
These are the results of the figures published by the market research company Jato Dynamics this week: Overall, new registrations in the 27 most important markets in Europe fell by 17 percent in June 2022 to almost 1.05 million – the lowest value for this month since 1993. the number of new electric vehicle registrations fell 8 percent to 215,000, although Jato does not distinguish between pure hybrids and plug-ins. At Tesla, the minus compared to June 2021 was above the average of 11 percent to 22,811 new registrations.
However, that was still enough to put the Model Y on top of the pure electric car charts in Europe. This June came according to Jato Dynamics 16,687 new ones on the street and thus more than double the Fiat 500 Electric with 7269 new registrations. Third place among electric cars was taken by the Tesla Model 3 with 6176 units. This was followed by the Peugeot e-208 and the Skoda Enyaq, each with and 5,500 new registrations.
Only Tesla and Chinese in H1 in plus
According to Jato, there was only one manufacturer in June that recorded growth compared to the same month last year – and that is one group, which is Chinese manufacturers. Their new registrations increased by 93 percent to 13,778 units in the month, mainly driven by the electric car brand MG. Geely as the owner of Lotus, Volvo and Polestar are listed individually, but even they lost 38 percent compared to June 2021. Looking at the whole half of the year, only Tesla stood out: Compared to the first six months of 20221, its new registrations increased by 27 percent to 84,395 – those of other Chinese, however, even by 128 percent.