Volkswagen e-Golf Knocks Nissan LEAF Out Of #1 Electric Car Sales Spot In Europe

Volkswagen e-Golf Knocks Nissan LEAF Out Of #1 Electric Car Sales Spot In Europe

Volkswagen e-Golf

Volkswagen e-Golf

EagleAID thunders that Volkswagen’ e-Golf dethroned Nissan LEAF as the best-selling electric car in the first two months of 2015 in Europe.

2,150 e-Golfs to 1,750 LEAFs.

Seems bold, but data from 17 West European markets is not saying the whole story.

Volkswagen’ e-Golf is booming in Norway, where they sold 80% of the total - 1,718 registrations.

In the same two-month period, Nissan had 556 registrations of LEAFs in Norway, which must mean that sales are more diversified - or at least that Nissan doesn't see cramming the country with inventory ahead of the potential tax incentive expiration (at 50,000 EVs sold) a necessity.

On the 16 other markets e-Golf / LEAF ratio is different: 432 / 1,194.

According to the latest report on EV Sales Blog, Nissan sold worldwide almost 7,000 LEAFs in the first 2 months of 2015, while Volkswagen soldjust over 2,350 e-Golfs.

Anyway, competition continues and we now looking forward to March data to see how the situation progressing.

Source: EagleAID