ACEA says electric trucks reached only 0.2 percent market share in 2019
In 2019, 97.9 percent of all new medium and heavy trucks (over 3.5 tonnes) registered in the European Union ran on diesel, while petrol fuelled only 0.1 percent of last year’s registrations. Electrically-chargeable vehicles (ECV) accounted for 0.2 percent of total new truck sales across the region, while all alternatively-powered vehicles (APV) combined made up 2 percent of the EU market, according to ACEA data.
Last year, the number of diesel trucks registered in the European Union grew by 3.5 percent compared to 2018, reaching 361,135 units. With the exception of Italy (-9.5 percent), demand for diesel vehicles increased in all major EU markets: the United Kingdom (+10.2 percent), Germany (+3.0 percent), France (+0.8 percent) and Spain (+0.3 percent).
By contrast, 227 petrol trucks were registered across the entire EU28 region in 2019, almost 90 percent of which were sold in two countries alone: Finland and Germany.
Overall in 2019, demand for new electric trucks grew significantly (+109.2 percent) across the EU, although this was mainly the result of a low basis of comparison. Registrations of new electrically-chargeable vehicles (ECV) went from 357 trucks in 2018 to 747 in 2019, resulting in a market share of 0.2 percent.
The main markets for these vehicles were Germany (608 units), the Netherlands (76) and France (24), which together accounted for 95 percent of all ECV truck registrations last year. By contrast, no electrically-chargeable trucks were registered at all in 12 EU countries in 2019.
Hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) held a smaller share of new truck sales in 2019 than the year before. 272 HEV trucks were registered last year, down 10.8 percent compared to 2018.