In March, Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe Exceeded 40,000

APR 27 2018 BY MARK KANE 9

March turned out to be the best month for plug-in electric car sales in Europe ever!

In total, some 40,936 plug-ins were sold, which is 41% more than one year ago at 2.2% market share.

After the first quarter, already more than 87,000 plug-ins were sold (up 37% year-over-year) in Europe and it seems that the full year results will be amazing.

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe – March 2018

The main reason behind the fast growth of the market is the new Nissan LEAF, which in its first full month set a record of 6,053 sales (the number of registrations are always lower than the manufacturer sales).

2018 Renault ZOE R110

Beside the single month of December 2015, when Mitsubishi delivered 6,485 Outlander PHEV because of rush for ending incentives in the Netherlands, never before have sales of one particular model been higher.

Nissan is now second best selling plug-in model in Europe for the year.

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41,000 plug-ins in March is also a result of Renault ZOE record sales of 4,248. Other models that achieved strong sales – 2,300 BMW i3 (best in 18 months), 2,791 Tesla Model S (best in 27 months), 2,541 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (best in two years), 1,501 Volkswagen Passat GTE (best in 15 months). More than on thousand additional plug-in sales come from the all-new Kia Niro PHEV.

Registration stats for Europe are provided by EV Sales Blog:

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

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe – March 2018

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9 Comments on "In March, Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe Exceeded 40,000"

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Now that we see what BMW is going to replace the i3 with, i3 sales should be much better until the project is killed. The i3 Sport Rex is the height of BMW innovation this decade at least.

i3 will be replaced with the iX1.
http://www.bmwblog. com/2018/01/24/bmw-i3-could-turn-into-bmw-ix1-electric-crossover/

iX3 is totally different size and category.

Those graphs sure look like the increases are slow in coming and linear. Model 3 is going to cause a jump upward of ~10K units per month soon to be followed by a 20 K jump upward. Need another car manufacturer to cause another 10 or 20 K jump somewhere. Which company will it be and when?

would be nice to see also sales on China also, and compare with US and EU in a graph

Wow the Leaf sold more the 12k last month. If you do the s curve on the leaf how many leafs will it be sold by the end of the year?

Why would you consider an s curve for the Leaf?

And the answer to your question is up toward 150k Leafs, probably landing around 130-140k.

The Zoe is a great car. Would love to see it sold worldwide.

I would like to see it with CCS and a better roof design for the back seat.

ik ben vooral benieuwd wanneer renault de zoe gaat vervangen.kheb zelf een zoe ze40 benieuwd naar de volgende stap
60 kw mss zou de verkoop in elk geval weer een serieuze boost geven.