Electric Car Sales In Europe Nears Record Level In March

APR 29 2017 BY MARK KANE 7

Plug-in car sales for Europe so far in 2017 have given us a lot of satisfaction, as we not only see strong growth, but a return to near record levels normally reserved for the end of the year, when special forces are at work pushing the numbers higher.

Renault-Nissan Alliance CEO Carlos Ghosn with Renault ZOE and Nissan LEAF

For the month of March, nearly 29,000 plug-in cars were sold!

And after first three months, the cumulative result now stands at some 65,000, putting the region on track for 250,000-300,000 sales this year.

Over all the the automakers, the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance have the most reasons to be satisfied, and here is why:

  • Renault ZOE #1 – 3,762 (9,127 YTD)
  • Nissan LEAF #2 – 3,188 (5,911 YTD)
  • Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV #3 – 3,129 (5,375 YTD)

In fact, those three models were the most popular both for March, and for the calendar year to date.

We should note that Tesla also excelled in March, taking the next two spots (#4 and #5), with 2,060 Model S sales and 2,016 Model X deliveries.

The BMW i3 was sixth with 1,784 sales, but still retains the fourth spot overall  YTD (5,065).

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe – March 2017

Source: EV Sales Blog

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I’ve been seeing a lot of stories with comments disabled, like the prior “China Essentially Bans Plug-In Electric Vehicles Fitted With Batteries Made Outside Its Borders” one. What I can’t figure out is if this is intentional.

Heeh, it happens occasionally, not sure why…but it is not intentional for sure.

No reason why we wouldn’t want comments, especially on a random story on China New Energy Vehicles, (=

By the way, China is right.

Is not. It’s a political move.

Its “China 1st” politics. They can do the same like US in other industries. Wait, until “Europe 1st” starts 🙂

Great! I’m hoping for good sales in Germany, Europe and the US in April. Very thrilled to see you statistics in a few days.

Just like USA had a record March with 18,000 sales, EU also had record March with 29,000 sales which is also 3rd highest month on record for them. But much of this has come from UK’s 8,000 sales.

Meanwhile Japan also had record March with 5,000 + sales led by Prime & Leaf.

So Worldwide, its China (31,000) + Europe (29,000) + USA (18,000) + Japan (5,500) + Canada (800) adds up to 84,000 + and still the sales for Korea is yet to come.

And this is the 2nd highest month after 2016-12. Especially March having this high is a surprise. Will April hold this #.