For the first time this year, Europe witnessed a higher registration of new electric cars compared to diesel vehicles. Belgium and Denmark stood out with the most remarkable growth rates,

recording a surge of 147.3 percent and 100.7 percent, respectively.

From January to October, the European Union saw 1.23 million new all-electric cars registered, surpassing the registration of 1.22 million diesel cars, as per data released by the industry body ACEA on Tuesday. Electric cars now constitute a 14 percent share of the European market.

The EU car market continued its upward trajectory in October, marking the 15th consecutive month of growth. Registrations reached 855,484 new cars, reflecting a notable 14.6 percent increase compared to the same month the previous year. Notably, France, Italy, and Spain, three of the largest markets, witnessed double-digit growth rates of 21.9 percent, 20 percent, and 18.1 percent, respectively. Belgium also experienced a significant surge with a 26.6 percent increase in registrations.

In October, the registrations of electric cars in Europe surged by 36.3 percent, totaling 121,808 units, reinforcing the steady ascent of electric vehicle adoption across the continent. Photo by jepoirrier (Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Poirrier), Wikimedia commons.