European Plug-In Electric Car Market Up 39% In February

APR 1 2018 BY MARK KANE 11

New registrations of passenger plug-in electric cars in Europe increased in February by 39% to some 22,417 units.

2018 Renault ZOE R110

The market share amounted to roughly 1.9% for plug-ins.

New registrations should grow even faster in March and the following months thanks to the new Nissan LEAF, as indicated by both preliminary data in Norway and manufacturers sales data for all of Europe.

However, during the first two months, the market leader is Renault ZOE, which replaced the Volkswagen e-Golf in the #1 spot from January.

Here are the Top 6 (above 1,000 a month):

  • Renault ZOE2,439 / 4,310 YTD
  • Volkswagen e-Golf1,481 / 3,476 YTD
  • BMW i3 – 1,598 / 3,445 YTD
  • Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – 1,059 / 2,216 YTD
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE – 1,065 / 2,143 YTD
  • Nissan LEAF – 1,540 / 2,049 YTD

Tesla Model S landed in #20 with 1,032 for the year (including 600 in February).

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe – February 2018

Comparison of plug-in car sales in Europe and U.S.

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe – February 2018

Registration stats for Europe are provided by EV Sales Blog:

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe – February 2018 (source: EV Sales Blog)

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11 Comments on "European Plug-In Electric Car Market Up 39% In February"

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Will

Old news

Benz

March 2018 will be a great month for Plug-In sales in Europe. More than 30,000 is highly likely.

windbourne

Wait until July. I suspect that as Model 3 ramp up to 3000-5000 / week, that Europe will get some 5000-8,000 / month.

Of course, I would suspect that America will be taking around 10,000 / month on M3 alone, probably bringing American sales over Europe’s.

Benz

America first?

Someone out there

Are we still in February? Nissan has been killing it in March in Norway with the new LEAF, I hope to see a similar development in the rest of Europe (and hopefully read about it before May).

Poleman

I have no idea, why the sales raport ib Europe is published so late. In 2 days we will have March raport from America.

Micke Larsson

Because there are 45 countries in Europe and all report their numbers separately at different times, in different ways and some barely report at all.

If you would gather all the sales from America, from all 45 countries in America, and not just one country you would have a similar problem.

The US reporting system is pretty poor too, lots to improve on it compared to the best in class countries.

premium salmon

Any data on European countries?

Is Norway above 50% in PEVs sold in a month?
And are BEV sales above 40% of monthly new vehicle sales?

All before Tesla M3 really appearing in Europe…

Micke Larsson

No and no. BEV sales has been hovering in the 20% region in Norway. Plugin share in the 40% region.

March will be exceptional though thanks to the new Leaf. It might even reach 40% BEV and 60% plugins. But we will see tomorrow when the new numbers are out.

premium salmon

Will you pls tell those new numbers?
I only see brand statistics, no country berakdowns.

premium salmon

Will you pls tell those new numbers?
I only see brand statistics, no country berakdowns.

If Leaf helps, will Tesla Model3 not help?
As mentioned after June this year?