Nearly One Per 50 New Cars Sold In Switzerland Is Plug-In Electric

8 months ago by Mark Kane 6

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In The Switzerland (data source: EV Sales Blog) – December 2015

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In The Switzerland (data source: EV Sales Blog) – December 2015

Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S

For full year 2015, plug-in electric car sales in Switzerland amounted to some 6,400 units – up well over 200% year-over-year.

That’s a lot for such a small country with total sales of 323,783, which translates to average market share of 1.76% – so, a significant movement to be sure.

Monthly sales in the last several months were strong enough to say that 1 in 50 new cars sold was a plug-in.

Specific to Switzerland is that the major player there is Tesla Model S with 1,556 deliveries, nearly twice that of second place BMW i3 (estimation of 888).

The reason behind Tesla’s position is the all-wheel-drive version, and the high purchasing power in much of Switzerland.

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In The Switzerland (data source: EV Sales Blog) – December 2015

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In The Switzerland (data source: EV Sales Blog) – December 2015

Source: EV Sales Blog

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6 responses to "Nearly One Per 50 New Cars Sold In Switzerland Is Plug-In Electric"

  1. Mister G says:

    I hope to see the day when 40 out of 50 new cars sold are plug in electric

    1. BraveLilToaster says:

      By then, I’m sure it will be more along the lines of “Is it an electric, or a Buick?” 😉

  2. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

    “…translates to average market share of 1.76%…”

    Glad to see Switzerland is running well ahead of the world average of ~1% market share for plug-in EVs.

    But speaking as an EV advocate, the pace of adoption seems glacially slow. Here’s hoping the EV revolution will go into a sustained exponential year-on-year growth phase soon!

    1. Seth says:

      Don’t worry, I had the same feeling when looking at the rollout of IPv6 for the larger internet. But that’s now finally picking up some steam and is at 10% since january 1st.
      http://www.google.com/intl/en/ipv6/

    2. Mikael says:

      Considering almost a 100% year on year increase globally even with the US market in decline it’s hard to not be satisfied.

      The dragon is awake, the EU countries and manufacturers are positioning themselves well and not even the US market can go anywhere but up during the next year.

      Another few years with 100% YoY increase and 2020 could be 30+% of total sales. Let’s hope the market can keep this wonderful pace going until then.

  3. Three Electrics says:

    You know that US sales have taken a beating, year over year, when you see all of these foreign sales stories. Not exactly fair and balanced journalism, but easy enough to see through.