189,000 Plug-In Cars Sold In Europe, On Track For Over 200,000 In 2016

DEC 31 2016 BY MARK KANE 11

European plug-in electric car sales were relatively strong in November.

Total sales for the month amounted to about 18,700, which is technically down 5% year-over-year, but a year ago November’s results was one of 2015’s best…and those end of 2015 numbers were inflated by incentives/tax changes in some countries.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

The 189,000 sales year to date also gives us full confidence that 200,000 sales for the year will be crossed for the first time in Europe, perhaps even ~210,000.

The best selling model for the month of November in the region was the BMW i3 (2,092).

For the year three cars are significantly ahead of the rest:

  • Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – 18,804
  • Renault ZOE – 18,715
  • Nissan LEAF – 17,045

Rounding out the top five is the BMW i3 (13,198) and the Tesla Model S (11,095).  Also of note, through November 2,600 Tesla Model X have been delivered.

Comparing regions, Europe is still well out performing the US, however the gap was closed on a few occasions in the Summer.

The expectation is that between December (2016) through March (2017), and then again in the Fall we will also see the US pull even, to slightly ahead, for a time thanks to demand for some mostly US-specific product:  Chevrolet Bolt EV, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, and extra allocation to the US from Toyota with the Prius Prime, with US specific Tesla Model 3 deliveries rounding out 2017.

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe – November 2016

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe – November 2016

source: EV Sales Blog

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11 Comments on "189,000 Plug-In Cars Sold In Europe, On Track For Over 200,000 In 2016"

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Mitsubishi, Renault-Nissan. The top 3 alliance :-).

In 2017 the Renault Zoe will probably do better than in 2016.

Can someone gueestimate how the tesla worldwide year-to-date espoused number is supposed to be 80k, when if you add the insideevs # for US, Europe, China etc there is absolutely No Way its even close (~50k max)! Are these extra produced tesla going into Tesla investors, Panasonic, or EMusk storage garage? Fuzzy math indeed

Yes i saw that figure further down, but Model S USA ~24k, Europe ~11k, PROVEN China Max <6k (and thats probably high), Model X USA and Europe ~14k. I wonder how the other countries and tallied and breakdown.
Model S is an Over 4-year old car No matter how Tesla wants to smoke & mirror it. Removing front grill (to look like Model x solid sealed-mouth look – Not Nice). model x press silent tight lipped – Not good. Practically 0% USA model s growth this year. Model 3 cant come soon enough

There will be about 90,000 Tesla Model S deliveries and Tesla Model X deliveries in 2017.

that might be accurate. but Model S still a 4-year old car, and if cureent owners upgrade/tradein, thats not a full sale (dont know if Tesla will honor guaranteed buyback value)). Dont know why many current Model s owner would do that. Model X not likely to take off much more (doubt they have any backlog right now). so “peak tesla” likely reached. Unless Europe govt incentives take off (any europeans decide not to be loyal to BMW Mercedes Audi group). Trump severely damaging to that, so prob why EMusk eating crow to offer counsel. Not Gonna Happen In China – Double ditto (Thks for taking that Taiwan phone call – Smooth smart Move – tweet that)

Alright, Pi Li, no need to repeat that message in all threads that even remotely involve/mention Tesla.
We got it.
Musk eating crow for counseling and Trump shouldn’t talk to Taiwan .. because china.

As for “peak Tesla” .. that’s a bit too broad of an assertion to take seriously.
I don’t think it’s true even if it referred only to the Model S and X parts of the business. There are many more markets to be tapped the proper way: with galleries and service centers and superchargers, including the home turf.

“but Model S still a 4-year old car”

.. yet it probably went through twice as many upgrades and refinements, interior, exterior, hardware and software compared to what any established manufacturer would have on a car model within a 4 year period.


What a troll.

“Guaranteed buy back price” is… guaranteed.
Tesla can NOT do otherwise. Nor can any other car OEM if giving such guarantee for their leases.

“4 years old car” … That’s besides BMW 7 series only luxury sedan that’s gaining sales this year in USA (EU too, China too).

Can name plenty of cars which did not received as many improvements in their facelifits as Tesla do to S on “when its ready, just release” basis.

Tesla S and X are still selling like hot cakes, Tesla still do not have to pay for advertisements in various medias, nor is there supply of those bigger then demand.

As stated above every other car OEM (but BMW) would wont to have such old car in their model line up!

one company leads the world market,even with a car(renault zoe)what is not sold on the important us market.
my 2013 leaf tekna with 51.000km never seen a service.
will never drive ice and never change the company,no matter what wonder the germans will bring in 2055

Don’t you read the article? The list is the most sold electric cars in Europe wish means that it doesn’t matter if the car is not selling in US. If you look at the list of most sold car in the world it’s clear that the leader is BYD and long after them comes Tesla. You will have to add Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi to get them to the top spot.