SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED From the latest Q1 2023 EUROPEAN ELECTRIC CAR STUDY:
Is Europe's electric car market about to see the return of the Golf-sized Lower-Medium sector? Latest data suggest so
While it remains business as usual for SUV/Crossovers accounting for 59.3 per cent of the regional new BEV passenger car market during this year's opening quarter, thanks to the package perfectly suiting the battery back, which can conveniently be accommodated below the raised passenger compartment, and which now sees half of all the models on offer come from this one sector, it's the Golf-sized Lower-Medium sector making headway once again. Not able to command the extra price premium as an SUV/Crossover that gives the impression of more bang for your buck, the likes of MG's positive market debut and the return of ID.3 volumes, which saw its monthly volumes outnumber its ID.4 sibling for the first time in......
More in-depth reporting in the full study published each month. The study now also features an in-depth look at the Chinese OEMs as their European expansion slowly begins. Are Chinese OEMs really a threat to the established European OEMs and what does the outlook look like?
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*Western Europe 18 Markets: EU Member States prior to the 2004 enlargement plus EFTA markets Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, plus UK