2015 BEV Sales In Europe Through October (With Top Countries & Models)
All-electric car sales in Europe are enjoying solid growth, and with two months left to be reported on, sales for 2015 has already exceeded the whole of 2014.
Through the end of October, 76,301 BEVs were registered in Europe – around 76% of them in the top 4 countries (Norway – 22,388, France – 17,060, Germany – 9,438 and UK – 8356).
Netherlands stands at 8,356, Switzerland at 3,104, Austria at 1,498, Denmark at 2,424, Italy at 1,639, Sweden at 2,755, Belgium at 1,247, Spain at 1,343 and all the rest at 2,083.
Second part of the BEV report includes a top selling models breakdown.
Nissan LEAF, with 13,801 registrations stands just a few hundred units ahead of Renault ZOE with 13,561. Because the 30 kWh LEAF deliveries just begin in earnest in January for Europe, ZOE could be #1 this year for the very first time.
In a strong third position is Tesla Model S – 11,670. Just behind the three leaders, and also with a surprisingly high number, is the VW e-Golf at 9,325. The all-electric BMW i3 is 5th in Europe at 5,461 (REx are not included).
Kia Soul EV stands at 3,869 (compared to just 836 in U.S.). Nissan’s e-NV200 leads the utility/van category with 3,297, and is more popular than the similar Renault Kangoo Z.E. with 3,012. The Mercedes B-Class ED noted 2,462 (1,768 in U.S.).
The remaining 9,943 is divided among all other models.