European Plug-In Sales Up 20% In February. Renault ZOE In Charge
Around 16,500 new plug-in electric cars were sold in Europe last month, which translates to growth of 20% year-over-year.
The stunning performance of 2017 so far, was shown by the Renault ZOE in February, which at 2,828 sales was not only good for first spot overall (up 74%), but also outsold the second best performer – the BMW i3 (1,455) by nearly 2-to-1.
Overall, Renault has delivered almost 5,500 ZOEs in the first two months of the year, so hopefully the model will reach 30,000 this year, as the new, longer range, Z.E. 40 (41 kWh) is now spreading beyond France.
The Nissan LEAF (1,327) and Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (1,130) round out the top four for the Renault-Nissan Alliance. While the Volkswagen Passat GTE was fifth best selling model, an was also able to cross 1,000 mark (1,070).
To date, Tesla has sold about 829 Model S (1,654 YTD) and 305 Model X (886 YTD) in Europe.
Source: EV Sales Blog