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Penetration of Chinese-made electric cars delivered to Europe remains stable

Chinese electric car sales mix being delivered to Europe

According to the latest Schmidt Automotive Research compiled data, published in the April edition of the European Electric Car Study later this week (€), the mix of new Chinese-made pure electric cars entering the West European new BEV car market continues to stagnate at just over 20% share of the market. 

The Chinese model contributing most to the volumes shipped from China in April, Volvo's EX30, will see production of the Geely-based SEA2 architecture model destined for the European market switch from China to Ghent, Belgium, in 2025. 

The majority of pure electric models shipped from China to the 18 market West European region, which includes the UK and EFTA markets as well as the original EU member states prior to the 2004 expansion, are from Western brands including the likes of BMW/MINI, Tesla, Renault Group, Honda and Volvo. Volkswagen Group will follow later this year with exports of the Cupra Tavascan from China.


Full exclusive data, analysis and insights are published for subscribers (€) in the The European Electric Car Study published by Schmidt Automotive Research each month, which is available to purchase as a single edition or an annual subscription.

The study now also features a double page in-depth look at the Chinese OEMs as their European expansion slowly begins.


*Western Europe 18 Markets: EU Member States prior to the 2004 enlargement plus EFTA markets Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, plus UK


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