The share of renewable energy sources in transport rose to 8% in the EU in 2018, the bloc's statistical authority announced on Thursday.
Eurostat said that this share was 7.1% in 2017, 3.9% in 2008 and 1.4% in 2004 - the first year in which data became available.
Compared to 2017, the share of renewable energy sources for transport increased in 21 out of the 28 member states in 2018, remained stable in two member states and decreased in five, according to the authority.
Sweden, with 29.7%, had by far the highest share of renewable energy in transport fuel consumption in 2018, ahead of Finland at 14.1%, the Netherlands at 9.6% and Austria with 9.8%.
At the opposite end of the scale, the lowest proportion was recorded in the Greek Cypriot administration with 2.7%. Low shares of below 4% were also recorded in Croatia, Greece and Estonia.
By Ebru Sengul Cevrioglu