Bridie Schmidt, writing for The Driven »

Nearly 200,000 all-electric vehicles were sold in European Union from January to the end of September 2019, with 73,000 of those sold in the third quarter compared to just 32,000 in the same period the previous year.

As Europe faces tighter restrictions on car emissions and heavily polluted cities such as Amsterdam and Madrid introduce bans on diesel vehicles in CBDs, diesel registrations declined by 14%, reducing the diesel market share to just 30%.

In contrast, sales of new electric vehicles including all-electric and plug-in hybrids jumped 51.8% to 110,630 in Q3 alone, with battery electric vehicles driving the majority of this growth according to the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) which published the data.