In January 2019, Plug-In EV Car Sales In Europe Increased By 28%

FEB 28 2019 BY MARK KANE 7

Europe has started the year way better than the U.S.

Registrations of passenger plug-in electric cars in Europe noted one of the better results in January – over 33,400 at 2.8% market share.

The growth rate amounted to 28% although it’s important to note that there is a huge difference between all-electric cars and plug-in hybrids. BEVs are moving like a storm – up 67% to almost 21,000, while the PHEVs are still struggling until next-generation longer-range versions will be introduced in place of discontinued and retired models (due lack of WLTP certification).

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe – January 2019

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There are a few surprises in model rank. Nissan LEAF, for example, fell to third place with a disappointing result below 3,000. Renault ZOE seems to be doing pretty fine with 3,340 sales and 79% growth year-over-year, outpacing the entire BEV segment. Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV also stays strong in Europe at #2.

Decent results were posted also by BMW i3 (23,432) and Volkswagen e-Golf, but most of us probably appreciate especially that Hyundai Kona Electric reached #6. Even the production constrained Kia e-Niro managed to catch onto #15.

It’s hard to judge in the first month of the year so let’s wait and see how the situation changes after Tesla Model 3 volume deliveries start.

Registration stats for Europe are provided by EV Sales Blog:

Usual slower January in U.S. (without Model 3 rush) enabled Europe to again enjoy higher plug-in car sales:

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January 2019 was probably the last month that the red line got below the 20,000 mark.

Or the blue line below 30 perhaps?

Look at the total across Kia + Hyundai. This is a nice picture.

My faulty mental arithmetic got to approx 6,000. Just for Europe. I think Hyundai/Kia have a decent shot at 200,000 globally in 2019. That’s a pretty wild statement I realize but they were just shy of 100,000 in 2018 despite the cries of foul from frustrated US purchasers. They now have a full complement of offerings many of which weren’t there at the beginning of 2018, so I think 200,000. That might be more than BMW or VW.

Please, add here monthly sales by countries ( Germany, France, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Ireland + USA, China, global) with the following data:
– monthly sales by country ( as a number)
– % of PEVs from the new car sales
– YoY growth for each country
– number of total new car sales for the month.
This way we could track in one table ( eventually with a graph) the current status ( with comparison YoY) for each of the leading markets for EV cars

Add Spain

where is the I Pace?