With 3,730 Sold In Q1 2014, Nissan LEAF Continues To Be Europe’s #1 EV

3 years ago by Eric Loveday 5

Nissan LEAF in the UK

Nissan LEAF in the UK

Nissan LEAF in Car Sharing Scheme in Germany

Nissan LEAF in Car Sharing Scheme in Germany

No surprises here.

The Nissan LEAF was the top selling electric vehicle in Western Europe in Q1 of 2014.

The LEAF, with 3,730 recorded registrations, dominated Western Europe’s electric vehicle market with a controlling 30% share.

Per Eagle AID:

“This first quarter, Nissan’s LEAF, with 3,730 registrations, was the best-selling electric car in the whole of Western Europe, thanks in no small measure to its popular following in Norway’s still humming electric car market.”

Trailing the LEAF in Q1 electric vehicle sales in Western Europe was the #2 Tesla Model S, #3 BMW i3 and #4 Renault ZOE.

Source: Eagle AID

Our own tally over all plug-in vehicles for Europe after the Nissan LEAF in the first spot was as follows (Of note: curiously we find the VW e-Up! holding the 4th spot for EVs over the Renault Zoe):

Of interest: Almost 250 Opel Amperas were sold in Europe in Q1.

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5 responses to "With 3,730 Sold In Q1 2014, Nissan LEAF Continues To Be Europe’s #1 EV"

  1. Anton Wahlman says:

    Interestingly, only 2 of these 8 top selling cars were being delivered in the US in 1Q. BMW i3 is added in 2Q. So that’ll be 3 out of 8.

    The Europeans really are different.

    1. evnow says:

      In a year or so we’ll get the Mitsu, Volvo & VW. So, only the Renaults will not be here.

      1. Spec9 says:

        No, we won’t get the VW either.

  2. Rob Stark says:

    If you count the market in terms of Euros and not units Tesla would dominate the European market.

    Reason why Outlander PHEV is not in the USA already is because the Dutch and Norwegians are buying them all.

    I wonder how the American consumer will evaluate the value proposition of the Outlander PHEV vs the Volt?

  3. shawn marshall says:

    remember when all the EV experts mocked the Leaf? A little range improvement will go a long way.(pun intended)