As the EU works toward a greener continent, hybrids are proving the model of choice for consumers: 2017 saw the highest number of hybrids purchased to date in Europe. Total demand for hybrids increased 52% in 2017, reaching almost half a million cars sold in the region, according to data from Bloomberg. Though hybrids hold only a small portion of the total market in Europe, 2017’s growth is promising for automakers like Toyota and Daimler who are tailoring hybrid strategies specifically to their European clientele.
Of countries with data available, Norway purchased the most hybrids in 2017, with Germany a close second. Read more here.