EU commercial vehicle registrations data for the first half of 2023, released today by the @European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), has shown encouraging growth for electric vehicle uptake in the region. Here’s a recap of some of the key takeaways:

Sales of battery-electric trucks increased by an astonishing 351.5% compared to the same period last year.
Electrically chargeable bus sales rose by 33.9% year-on-year, with a market share of 14.4% – versus 12.4% last year. This was helped by Spain’s substantial 755.9% rise, as well as France’s 89.9% increase.
Market share of electrically chargeable vans rose to 7% – representing a two-fold increase (100.4%).

The data indicates that, while the gains are continuously gradual, the shift to electric power is showing shades of the changes seen in the passenger-car sector – where, in June, market share of new battery-electric cars overtook diesel cars for the very first time.

As governments continue to take important steps, and reinforce commitments, to boosting charging infrastructure for commercial vehicles throughout Europe, these encouraging signs reaffirm the work that manufacturers of electrically powered commercial vehicles are doing to futureproof their customers’ operations.

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