The car market in Europe he is going through a difficult period. In April 2022 they were only 821 thousand cars registered with a drop of 20% compared to the same period of 2021. According to the analysts of JATO Dynamics, the causes are multiple. The economic crisis, the shortage of semiconductors that limit the production of new cars and the conflict in Ukraine weigh on the automotive market.
There is also an interesting fact to highlight. Even with the car market in trouble, the sales of BEV and PHEV cars had always achieved positive results together. In April 2022, however, there was a 1.4% decline in volumes of BEV + PHEV cars compared to 2021. Specifically, 154,219 cars were registered against 156,371 units in April 2021.
According to analysts at Jato Dynamics, although automakers have prioritized sales of BEV electric vehicles (along with SUVs), thesupply fails to meet demand favored by the incentives that have been made available to consumers. Going into detail, there has nevertheless been an important growth in sales of electric models with + 13% equal to 83 thousand registrations.
At the same time, however, there was an important one decline in registrations of PHEV models which closed the month of April with a -15% on 2021. Overall, therefore, for cars with “external charging”, the month of April 2022 ended with a negative sign.
STELLANTIS OVERCOMES VOLKSWAGEN AMONG DRINKS
For the first time, in April 2022 Stellantis has overtaken the Volkswagen Group in sales of BEV electric models. Stellantis closed the month with 16,600 BEV vehicles registered equal to a market share of 20%. The overtaking, Volkswagen volumes fell by 37%, was favored by the fact that the German group is having production difficulties following the well-known problems of supplying components. Since the beginning of the year, however, the Volkswagen Group remains at the top in the BEV segment with 18.2%. Stellantis follows with 15.7%.
TOP 10 OF ELECTRIC
Coming to the ranking of electric vehicles of April 2022, at the European level in first place we find the electric 500 with 5,524 units. A result also favored by complete absence of Tesla from the top 10 of the month. As we know, American electric deliveries are never constant.
The Italian electric, however, outperformed the Peugeot e-208 and the Skoda Enyaq iV. Well the fourth place of the Dacia Spring. To highlight the ninth position of the Kia EV6 and the tenth of the BMW i3 which after many years from the beginning of its marketing continues to be included in the ranking of the best-selling electric. Among the PHEVs, the best-selling car was the Ford Kuga. By far, the best-selling model in Europe in April 2022 was the Peugeot 208.