Sales of Plug-In Vehicles on the Rise in Western Europe

4 years ago by Eric Loveday 1

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We love us some sales figures and this latest one is rather unique in that it focuses solely on Western Europe.

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There’s promising news to report here, so let’s get down to it.

In April, sales of plug-in vehicles in Western Europe were up nearly 50% from the same month in 2012.  All told, some 2,600 plug-in vehicles were sold in Western Europe last month.

Even more remarkably, sales of plug-in vehicles were up in eight countries in Western Europe in April, as compared to figures reported for April 2012.

Not surprisingly, France now leads the way.  That’s due almost solely to sales of the hot Renault Zoe.

In the first quarter of 2013, some 9,403 plug-in vehicles were registered in Western Europe.  France alone accounted for 3,188 units of that 9,403 figure.

The only downside  (yes, we purposely saved this bit for last) is that in seven countries in Western Europe, sales of plug-in vehicles actually slipped this April, as compared to the figures reported in April 2012.

Source: eagleAID

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One response to "Sales of Plug-In Vehicles on the Rise in Western Europe"

  1. Kimmi says:

    Extracts from AID article:

    “The good news for the electro car industry is that April’s first-time registrations of their plug-in cars in Western Europe were up almost a half.”

    “The not so good news is that … accounting for a near invisible 0.26 per cent of the region’s new car market”

    Yeah, a 50% increase year-on-year is good but a 0,09% EV share growth to 0,26% is bad…

    Mmmm…Why did “Fox News” came to my mind?