Renault Zoe Takes A Spin In France - A Country Where The Zoe Outsold The Entire Field 762 to 535 In June

Renault Zoe Takes A Spin In France - A Country Where The Zoe Outsold The Entire Field 762 to 535 In June

While we do a lot of work reporting on the US plug-in sales every month, we tend to neglect other countries and regions throughout the world because...well, there is a lot of them.  Not everyone wants to see a monthly update on EV sales in South Africa.

Finally We Get To Use This Picture Of The LEAF In Front Of Famous Euro Landmark!

Finally We Get To Use This Picture Of The LEAF In Front Of Famous Euro Landmark!

Europe is another story however, as we like to highlight one or two individual countries from the region every month, and then do a semi-annual review at the end of every June and December.

So, looking at the calendar, we have procrastinated long enough...Europe's time has come.

Entering June, the Renault Zoe had a thin lead on the LEAF, but the month finally saw the Renault take the lead away from its"Alliance" partner for good, as 1,358 of the 93 mile* EVs were sold.

Top 10 Europe Plug-In Sales: January 2013 - June 2013

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    Renault Zoe - 4,770

  2. Nissan LEAF - 3,973
  3. Renault Kangoo ZE - 2,965
  4. Toyota Prius Plug-In - 1,965
  5. Smart Fortwo ED (est) - 1,500
  6. Opel Ampera - 1,098
  7. Volvo V60 Plug-In - 489
  8. Mitsubishi i-MiEV - 486
  9. Citröen C-Zero - 382
  10. Bolloré Blue Car - 258
Of interest:
  • the Renault Twizy, which we don't like to add to the list because A) it is technically a quadricyle and B) is a low cost NEV would have finished 5th on  the list with 1,634 units sold to date
  • the Chevrolet Volt, which shares everything but some superficial sheet metal and a badge with Opel Ampera sold 232 copies in Europe (11th)
  • the best seller for 2012 in Europe (outside of the Renault Twizy that sold a little over 9,000 copies), was the Opel Ampera at 6,631 copies, followed by the Renault Kangoo ZE (5,667), Nissan LEAF (3,973), and the Toyota Prius plug-in (3,496)
As for June itself, just to see how sales are trending in the short-term.  Here is the top 10 sellers.

Top 10 Europe Plug-in Sales: June 2013

  1. Renault Fluence ZE Finds Itself In Need Of A

    Renault Fluence ZE Finds Itself In Need Of A "Better" Partner For The Second Half

    Renault Zoe - 1,358

  2. Nissan LEAF - 711
  3. Renault Twizy  - 380*
  4. Toyota Prius Plug-In -189
  5. Opel Ampera -179
  6. Smart ED (est) - 170
  7. Mitsubishi i-MiEV - 63
  8. Volvo V60 Plug-In - 47
  9. Renault Fluence ZE - 29
  10. Chevrolet Volt - 25
Special thanks to Kimmi at EV-sales.blogspot for filling in some holes for us on this one!