Europe’s Fastest Growing Automotive Segment? Electric Cars…Of Course
According to Automotive News Europe and data from JATO Dynamics, electric car sales grew faster than any other segment in the first half of 2014 in Europe.
+91% is a swell number and only the small SUV & Crossover segment grew close to that much (+89%).
Among 23,826 electric cars sold in the first half of 2014 in Europe, the most common in the first six months of the year were Tesla Model S, BMW i3, Nissan LEAF and Renault ZOE:
“Electric cars remained Europe’s fastest-growing segment overall, up by 91 percent to 23,826 units. Leading the surge were the Tesla Model S and BMW i3. Demand for last year’s first-half sales lead in the electric niche, the Renault Zoe, declined by almost a quarter dropping the subcompact into fourth place. The Zoe was replaced at the top by the Leaf from Renault’s alliance partner Nissan. Leaf sales in the half rose 56 percent to 7,127 units.”