Brussels, 12 July 2021
European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has published the 2021 update of the annual ‘Making the Transition to Zero-Emission Mobility’ report covers the progress made in the European Union on the key enabling factors for alternatively-powered passenger cars and vans.
ACEA publishes this statistical Progress Report – now in its fourth edition – in order to monitor the availability of charging and refuelling infrastructure as well as the affordability of zero-emission vehicles.
This week – as part of the ‘Fit for 55’ climate package – the European Commission will release its review of the CO2 emission standards for new cars and vans, and propose further reductions. As part of the same package, the Commission is also publishing its proposal for a review of the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive (AFID).
The auto industry’s investments in alternatively-powered vehicles are paying off: in 2020 more than one in 10 cars registered in the EU was electrically chargeable. However, this positive trend can only be sustained if governments start making matching investments in infrastructure, and put in place meaningful and sustainable incentives.
The 2021 edition of the ACEA Progress Report covers:
Market uptake of alternatively-powered vehicles
- Passenger cars
- National income and uptake of electrically-chargeable cars, by country
- Top 5: Countries with the LOWEST ECV market share in the EU
- Top 5: Countries with the HIGHEST ECV market share in the EU
- Electrically-chargeable vehicles
- Fuel cell vehicles
- Natural gas vehicles
In addition, the Progress Report provides a comprehensive glossary that explains the various types of alternatively-powered vehicles and the infrastructure that each requires.
The report gives a factual, data-driven picture of progress, bringing together all available data sources (ACEA, EAFO, EEA, Eurostat, IHS Markit). In all cases it is the latest available full-year data for the European Union.