Europe will see more than half a million electric vehicles (EVs) on its roads by the end of 2016, a new report reveals.

The study by Transport & Environment (T&E), an organisation that campaigns for smarter, cleaner transport in Europe, shows that drivers in the European Union bought 145 000 plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles in 2015 – double the amount sold in 2014.

Including Norway (and other non-EU members) Europe is the second largest market for purely electric cars in the world.