Nissan LEAF

Nissan LEAF

Thin margin separates all-electric and plug-in hybrid car sales in Europe, according to EagleAID.

High advantage of BEV sales from early years vanished as plug-in hybrids grew much quicker..

After the first four months of this year, there were 24,578 PHEVs registrations and 26,808 EVs in Europe.

Strong push for plug-in hybrids is mostly the doing of Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

"AID’s exclusively compiled data reveals that in terms of sales the auto-industry’s newest breed of ultra-low CO2 emitting PHEVs (Plug-in-Hybrid-Electric-Vehicles) are catching up fast with their pure battery-powered electric car cousins like Nissan’s still sector-leading LEAF. AID’s forecasters now believe that in Europe PHEVs will keep their edge over today’s pure electric cars, and before long - given some meaningful purchase and ownership incentives - they will dominate Europe’s still tiny market for ultra-low emission cars for some time to come

Kicked off in a near solo-move in the Netherlands during October 2013, followed nearly a year later by its no less spectacular showroom debut in the UK, almost overnight Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV has spawned - if not pioneered - an almost entirely new sub-sector."

Source: EagleAID