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0.35mn
new passenger cars from Chinese car brands entered the West European passenger car market during 2023 or
3% market share
Source: Schmidt Automotive

Unravelling the heterogeneous nature of the European plug-in electric passenger car market, focussing on the 18 market West European region that accounts for over 95 per cent of total wider region's BEV deliveries. Providing strategic guidance, insights and the market's future trajectory – reinforced by exclusively collated high-quality current and historic monthly data.

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W-EUROPE  BMW Group strong BEV finish

BMW Group plugs-in to pure BEVs across Europe during the final quarter of 2023, with one of the most varied product offerings
February 2023        

BMW Group's share of the market came to within 5.2 percentage points of Tesla during the final quarter, indicating perhaps a shift in the market from the next wave of BEV consumers...

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NIO exiting battery swap unit Germany

EXCLUSIVE Chinese OEMs 2023 
Chinese manufacturers see European volumes disappoint in 2023

January 2024

Chinese manufacturers such as BYD, SAIC's MG or Geely's Polestar accounted for just 3 per cent of the West European new passenger car market during 2023, with fewer than 350,000 new units entering the 18 market region.

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MG4 agressive prive cuts in France

EXCLUSIVE China/Europe EVs 2023
Chinese car penetration of the W-European BEV car market hit the buffers in Q4 2023 

February 2024

Despite the MG 4 achieving a top five BEV model finish in terms of new BEV registrations across W-Europe during 2023, the growth locomotive from Chinese brands appears to be slowing, with fourth quarter penetration seeing an almost half-a percentage point q/q fall ...  more >

 

West European electric car sales progress trend to 2023

EXCLUSIVE 2023 Full Year BEV market

2023 witnessed just under 2 million new pure electric passenger cars registered across Western Europe, or 16.9% mix
January 2024

A new record 1.96 million (+28% y-o-y) BEV pure electric passenger cars entered the West European* region during 2023, accounting for just under 17% of the total new car market last year. However, the 12-month rolling trend severely dipped in the closing month... more >

MG4 PCTC shipping China to Europe

EXCLUSIVE Made in China BEVs in 2023
1-in-5 new BEV pure electric passenger car registered across W-Europe during 2023 were manufactured in China
January 2024

However according to exclusive data from the European Electric Car Study, 60 per cent of those made-in-China BEVs and shipped to Western Europe in 2023 were in fact from models belonging to Western brands ... more >

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EXCLUSIVE China/Europe logistics pain

Chinese brands hit by logistical challenges while high proportion of rental fleets soak up arrivals
December 2023

With European alarms sounding and a media storm writing about "Chinese OEMs about to dig European manufacturer auto graves", with the threat of "affordable" electric models increasingly arriving in Europe, that narrative may be about to hit cold water – if temporarily.... more >

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UK-established and Germany-based European automotive industry market consultancy and publisher. Delivering exclusive incisive trends and developments in the global automotive industry, to the industry and stakeholders, with two decades worth of experience.

Offering key strategic insights, and market intelligence, focussing on the heterogeneous nature of the West European electric car market, including analysis of exclusively collated market data with in-depth guidance,
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Founder, Matthias Schmidt, previously served as the Chief European Analyst, at Automotive Industry Data Ltd based in the UK, with a demographic including executives, product planners and policymakers among others. 

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