It was one of the main pillars of Rematec Amsterdam 2023, the focus on electric cars and everything related to it. The technology related to batteries, their construction, efficiency and charging standards, disposal solutions, and inevitably, sustainable manufacturing. It has been discussed throughout the fair, emphasizing the enormous work that major global companies are carrying out to offer a product with high-quality standards, both in terms of the vehicle and its components, with a separate focus on batteries. The commitment also extends to the charging grid, both urban and especially on highways, with special attention to the different needs from country to country. The 'Europe Passenger Electric Vehicle Model Sales Tracker' gives us insights into the current market situation in Europe.
Norway and the Netherlands are in first place for passenger vehiclesAccording to the most recent data from Counterpoint's Europe Passenger Electric Vehicle Model Sales Tracker, the region's sales of passenger electric vehicles (EVs) climbed by more than 13% YoY in Q1 2023. Although European passenger car sales as a whole are improving, they have not yet returned to their pre-COVID-19 levels. Germany was the leader in overall EV sales, followed closely by the UK, France, Italy, the Netherlands, and Norway. The Netherlands and Norway sold the most EVs relative to all passenger vehicle sales at the same time.