Europe sales rise 12% in February as EV demand surges

European sales rose 12 percent to 902,775 in February, the seventh month of straight increases as EV demand surged.

Auto sales in Europe increased for a seventh straight month, aided by strong growth in the U.K. and Spain and improving supply chains.

Registrations jumped 12 percent in February to 902,775 vehicles, the European automakers’ lobbying group, ACEA said Tuesday in a statement.

Sales of full-electric vehicles surged 34 percent, expanding more than any other type of powertrain.

Shortages of semiconductors and other components are becoming less of a problem, but automakers are still contending with logistics snags, slowing economies and inflation.

Order books remain full for now but automakers are growing more pessimistic about the outlook, a survey of German manufacturers showed earlier this month.

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“Supply-chain constraints have abated, though tightening consumer budgets amid inflation and rising interest rates are a risk to pricing and the auto-sales recovery,” Bloomberg Intelligence analysts Gillian Davis and Michael Dean wrote in a report Monday.

They expect sales to expand at least 5 percent this year based on pent-up demand.

Last month’s gains were particularly pronounced in the U.K. and Spain, where sales expanded 26 percent and 19 percent, respectively. Registrations in Germany rose 2.8 percent, recovering from a decline in January. French sales were up 9.4 percent, while in Italy, they rose 18 percent.

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In the U.K., fleet demand is “quite OK” even as retail is heavily affected by the cost-of-living crisis, Guillaume Sicard, the U.K. head of Renault, said in an interview.

Concern about higher expenses is boosting the appeal of Renault’s no-frills Dacia cars while allowing the Renault brand to focus on its most lucrative models.

The French automaker led gains among major European automakers with a 29 percent increase in February, helped by a 54 percent surge in Dacia deliveries.

In European Union countries, full-electric vehicles were more than 12 percent of registrations last month, up from 9.7 percent a year ago.

While Tesla’s Model Y was the best-selling EV last year, Volkswagen Group and Stellantis are preparing to introduce several battery-powered models in the coming months.

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