Europe's automotive market is being electrified as EU regulators push automakers to add EVs to cut high CO2 emissions blamed for climate change and also reduce NOx pollutants that are choking cities such as Paris and London.
The speed with which electrified vehicles in European markets varies tremendously.
Germany, Europe's biggest market is falling behind its EV goals while the UK, France, Italy and Spain are prioritizing electric vehicles and EV infrastructure.
Norway has proved that it is possible to get people to move to electrified models with big incentives to promote electrified mobility. More full-electric cars were registered in the country last year than anywhere else in Europe even though Norway represents only 1 percent of the region's car market.
Below we look at the picture in key EU countries for EV sales.
Germany lags ambitious EV goals
In 2010, Chancellor Angela Merkel setIn 2010, Chancellor Angela Merkel set out the goal of having 1 million electrified cars on German roads by the end of the decade. At the start of this year, there were fewer than 100,000 and a little more than half of them were full-electric vehicles. A recent government report said the target would therefore likely only be reached with a one- or two-year delay.