The Slovenia Times

Electric car sales up nearly 40% in 2023

An electric car being charged. Photo: Boštjan Podlogar/STA

Slovenia saw a substantial increase in the number of electric cars sold last year and sales of fully electric cars nearly doubled to account for a 9% market share, according to data on newly registered cars.

The data, released by the Chamber of Commerce, shows that 48,923 cars were newly registered in Slovenia in 2023, of which just over a quarter were electric cars.

While the number of all newly registered cars rose by 5.6% on the year before, the number of EVs was up by 38.6% to 12,584. Of these 4,330 were fully electric cars, 88.8% more than the year before.

The most popular among these was the Tesla Model Y (957), followed by Tesla Model 3 (396), Volkswagen ID.4 (286) and Škoda Enyaq (251).

The number of new hybrid cars sold decreased by 16% to 3,226. All of the top five best-selling models are produced by Toyota, with Corolla (642), Yaris Cross (610) and C-HR (230) being the top three.

Volkswagen sold the largest number of new cars in Slovenia last year (7,273 for a 14.9% market share), followed by Škoda (5,325 or a 10.9% market share) and Renault (4,625 or a 9.5% market share).

Among all cars, the best selling model was the Škoda Octavia (1,694), ahead of the Renault Clio (1,329), Renault Captur (1,146), Volkswagen T-Roc (1,133) and Toyota Yaris Cross (1,115).

The newspaper Delo has recently quoted statistics from Ardi Int. which shows 56% of the new cars sold are powered by petrol, while the share of diesel engines fell to 17%.

Nine percent were fully electric, 8% were mild hybrid cars and 7% were hybrid cars, wth an additional 2% plug-in hybrids and 1% powered by gas.

The number of vans registered in Slovenia for the first time rose by 7.7% to 7,686. Renault sold the most units (1,748) for a 22.7% market share, followed by Ford (1,293/16.8%) and Volkswagen (1,164/15.1%).

The most popular models were Renault Master (757), Ford Transit Custom (674) and Citroen Jumper (519).


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