Renault Zoe Shoots to Top of Germany’s Electric Vehicle Sales Chart in May

4 years ago by Mark Kane 5

Renault Zoe

Renault Zoe

In May, the number of registrations of Japanese electric vehicles in Germany fell to one of the lowest levels in the brief two years history since being available there – only 29 – Citroën C-Zero (5), Mitsubishi i-MiEV (12), the Nissan Leaf (11) and Peugeot iOn (1).

Renault Zoe sales picks up speed

Renault Zoe sales pick up speed

This result is about 7.5-fold lower than in April. Surprising is the massive decline in sales of the Nissan LEAF – from 191 in April to just 11 in May, but keep in mind that the strong result in April was due to promoted the vehicle with discounts.

In May, the Renault Zoe partially saved the situation in Germany with 116 registrations, whereby after five months (aka YTD), the number of registrations of all five models exceeded 750 units – Citroën C-Zero (267), Mitsubishi i-MiEV (51), the Nissan LEAF (252), Peugeot iOn (28) and Renault Zoe (159).

Renault Twizy, in the first four months of the year, accounted for 256 sales in Germany.

Meanwhile, May further confirmed poor sales of plug-in hybrid Opel Ampera, which had only 37 registrations and from the beginning of the year only 137.

Sadly, we don’t know the number of registrations for electric cars that are also offered in ICE versions like the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive.

Germany still remains one of the leading EV market in the world – without strong financial incentives that we can observes in all other big markets.

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5 responses to "Renault Zoe Shoots to Top of Germany’s Electric Vehicle Sales Chart in May"

  1. kdawg says:

    “In May, the number of registrations of Japanese electric vehicles in Germany fell to one of the lowest levels in the brief two years history since being available there – only 29 – Citroën C-Zero (5), Mitsubishi i-MiEV (12), the Nissan Leaf (11) and Peugeot iOn (1).”
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    I didn’t know Citroen & Peugeot were Japanese electric vehicles??

    1. Pedro says:

      They are the same car as i-MiEV and made by Mitsubishi.

      1. Eric Loveday says:

        Pedro has it right…We could have made the distinction, but figured it would be somewhat obvious without it.

        1. kdawg says:

          Ahh.. rebadging

  2. Suprise Cat says:

    Zoé isn’t on top, it’s second place. First place is the Smart ED with 180 new registrations.