Highlights Hybrid car sales overtake diesel for market share Electric vehicle sales jump more than 200% over year Plug-in hybrid sales more than triple since 2020 European sales of conventional gasoline and diesel vehicles by market share slumped sharply in the second quarter of 2021 as a growing appetite for battery-powered mobility continued to support sales of electric and hybrid cars, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA).  Despite a rebound in vehicle sales volumes in the wake of the 2020 pandemic, the combined market share of gasoline and diesel cars in Q2 contracted by 19 percentage points compared with the same quarter last year to make up 61% of new cars sold, ACEA said. Q2 registrations of hybrid electric vehicles jumped by 240% from the year-ago quarter to 20% of total car sales, while plug-in […]