185,000 Plug-In Cars Were Sold In Europe In First Half Of 2018

AUG 7 2018 BY MARK KANE 10

June was the second-best month all time for plug-in electric car sales in Europe with more than 38,000 units put on the road.

With year-over-year growth of 37% in June, market share jumped to 2.4% (2.2% for the first half of the year).

The total sales in the first six months nearly hit 185,000 (43% more than a year ago) and it’s expected that more than 400,000 is possible in all of 2018.

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe – June 2018

The top five best selling models in Europe – for the year are:

  • Nissan LEAF – 3,377 and 17,944 YTD
  • Renault ZOE – 3,425 and 17,016 YTD
  • BMW i3 – 2,002 and 11,301 YTD
  • Volkswagen e-Golf – 1,447 and 9,796 YTD
  • Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – 2,174 and 9,662 YTD

Renault ZOE this time managed to beat Nissan LEAF and close the gap a little bit in the race for the best selling model.

As usual, the last month of the quarter brings some decent numbers from Tesla – 2,105 Model S and 1,829 Model X in June and 7,699 and 5,600, respectively for the year-to-date.

Registration stats for Europe are provided by EV Sales Blog:

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

And here is a comparison between the U.S. and Europe:

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe – June 2018

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10 Comments on "185,000 Plug-In Cars Were Sold In Europe In First Half Of 2018"

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Growth of 40% a year = doubling every 2 years = exactly as predicted by Tony Seba.

Renault and Overlease don’t grant the battery hire contract. I’ve been two years waiting battery replacement and continues…
They say “Sorry, no battery stock….but every month i payed 92€.
Renault wana crap every fluence ze, killing again the EV.
My prior ICE last 23 years and i buy it…still running with 26 years.
My EV Renault Fluence ZE with only 6 years has no future. 50% capacity now, and only 75km range.
Europe must ensure constructors produce battery for replacement and grant battery hire contacts.

In November & December 2018 ev sales in Usa will like in Europe.
What do you think?

Do you know which countries does this number include?

On the top left of the bar chart they put the geographical map of Europe from wikipedia, which however cuts at least two countries in half (Russia and Turkey).

From what i know, Russia and Turkey are not part of Europe.

Russia is usually counted in, however. They also participate in European Championships etc etc.

Europe is usually UE and other western Europe coutries like Norway or Switzerland. Not Russia, not Turkey, not Bielorusia, not Ucrania…

I don’t know which countries were counted in here but OICA, the car manufacturers’ association, under Europe includes not only Russia and Turkey but even countries like Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan.

Any news on Jaguar IPace production and sales

In Europe up to 75-80% of those ‘electric’ car registrations are petrol / gasoline powered Hybrids, NOT 100% BEVs. httpsw.electrive.com/2018/07/12/china-and-norway-continue-to-lead-ev-sales-globally/