European Plug-In Electric Car Market Up 39% In February
New registrations of passenger plug-in electric cars in Europe increased in February by 39% to some 22,417 units.
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 ZOE – 2,439 / 4,310 YTD
- Volkswagen e-Golf – 1,481 / 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).
Comparison of plug-in car sales in Europe and U.S.
Registration stats for Europe are provided by EV Sales Blog: