Plug-In Electric Car Sales Surge To Over 27,000 In Europe In July

AUG 28 2018 BY MARK KANE 10

Sales in Europe increased, but not enough to stay ahead of the U.S.

In July, some 27,213 plug-in electric cars were sold in Europe, according to EV Sales Blog. That’s 30% more than one year ago.

The cumulative result for the year is now 212,379 (up 41% year-over-year) at an average market share of 2.2%.

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe – July 2018

While the slow month of July didn’t bring any serious volume, Nissan was on the duty, delivering 4,024 LEAFs – two times more than the second closest model – Renault ZOE:

  • Nissan LEAF – 4,024 and 22,026 YTD
  • Renault ZOE – 1,901 and 18,917 YTD
  • BMW i3 – 1,685 and 12,989 YTD

Registration stats for Europe are provided by EV Sales Blog:

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe – July 2018 (Source: EV Sales Blog)

The Tesla Model 3 is not available in Europe yet, but Tesla already has some effect on a comparison between the U.S. and Europe. In July, U.S. growth was so strong that it exceeded Europe in terms of volume – there’s a strong chance that this will be repeated in next couple of months:

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe – July 2018

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10 Comments on "Plug-In Electric Car Sales Surge To Over 27,000 In Europe In July"

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It’s just nice to see these numbers just keep growing globally.

Tesla is the only U.S. manufacturer/brand in the European Top 20.
Go Tesla.

And Tesla is the only American auto OEM that has ever competed with and beat the Euro luxury/sport makes at their own game.

Tesla has no competition yet.
Check out the next 1-3 years, and they will start to meet competition.
What current EV is supposed to compete with Tesla? All the other are smaller and cheaper.
The Jaguar is just starting – but volumes will probably be too low, to really offer competition. If Jaguar plan to produce 100K a year, they’re kind of a competitor. At least for the coming model Y.

EVs will probably not really be in a highly competitive market until 2025, when many brands offer many models. Now, a company can basically sell all EVs they can roll out of the factories, as long as the price is not very high.

John Doe People are not just buying a car.. they are buying the charging network. Do you expect Jaguar and other brands to surpass Tesla in the next 1-3 years in the charging network? Half the value of Tesla is the ability to go anywhere… Without the Tesla network Jaguar needs to sell their I-pace for half the price of Tesla to be competitive.

There are no other models offered from US manufacturers. That is another reason Tesla can grow big.

In the past 5 years the cumulative total of Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV deliveries in Europe is 111,000.

A Mitsubishi Outlander EV would result in higher sales numbers.

When will Mitsubishi unveil it’s next Plug-In model?

“A Mitsubishi Outlander EV would result in higher sales numbers.”

I don’t think so. At least not yet. The price of the Outlander PHEV is very attractive and the battery size big enough for the buyers to drive mostly on electricity without fearing the lack of autonomy from the gasoline engine. An EV version would need about 80 kWh at least with an only 50 kW charging speed, and costing 15 000 to 20 000 more euros.

Maybe in 2021 or later.

Perhaps both (PHEV and EV) can be offered simultaneously?

Just like the Hyundai Ionic PHEV and the Hyundai Ionic Electric.

I wonder why Honda isn’t selling the Clarity in Europe. Honda must sell in Europe, right?