Continuing the rebound from 2022, all of the EU markets saw growth except for Hungary, which was down by 1.4%. Germany was up by 24.8%, Spain by 13.3%, France by 11.5% and Italy by 9.1%.

For the first half of the year, new EU car registrations increased by 17.9% to 5.4 million units. Despite the year-on-year growth, the six-month result remains 21% down on 2019.

For the first half, Spain was up by 24% year-on-year, Italy was up by 22.8%, France was up by 15.3% and Germany had growth of 12.8%.

The new battery electric car market share overtook diesel for the first time in June, increasing from 10.7% to 15.1%. Battery electric car registrations were up by 66.2% to 158,252 units, making this the third most popular car choice for EU consumers.

Registrations of these cars were up by 90.1% in the Netherlands, while Germany had growth of 64.4% and France of 52%. The first half of the year resulted in growth of 53.8% to 703,586 units.

Hybrid electric cars were up by 32.4% in June to 254,100 units, achieving a market share of 25%. Growth was 59.1% in Germany, 29.9% in Italy, 27.9% in France and 22.7% in Spain. Registration growth for the first six months of the year was 27.9% to nearly 1.4 million units.

Plug-in hybrid cars had growth of 13.4% in June, with registrations up by 49.9% in France and 51.7% in Spain but falling by 39.2% in Germany. The market share of plug-in hybrids fell to 7.9% from 8.2% in June 2022.

Registrations of petrol cars in the EU were up by 11% to a total of 379,067 units, with an increase of 15.9% in the first half to more than two million. Growth in June was 19.8% for Germany and 11.9% for Spain.

Finally, the EU market for diesel cars saw a decline of 9.4% in June, despite growth of 10.3% in Germany and Romania of 22.4%. Diesel cars now have a market share of 13.4%, down from 17.4% in June 2022.