European car sales rose 6 percent in November as automakers continued to work through order backlogs, putting the region on course for double-digit growth this year.
New-vehicle registrations climbed for the 16th consecutive month, to 1.08 million units, industry association ACEA said on Wednesday. Fully electric vehicles made up 17 percent of total deliveries.
Automakers are feeding off pent-up demand, with tumbling inflation a relief for stretched household budgets.
The region's biggest carmakers mostly benefited from well-filled order books. Volkswagen Group's sales rose 9.2 percent, with Renault recording a 6.5 percent increase. Stellantis's shipments declined 2.8 percent.