Renault ZOE could be #1 among all-electric cars in Europe in 2015

Renault ZOE could be #1 among all-electric cars in Europe in 2015

EagleAID notes high sales growth for all-electric cars in Western Europe.

Last month, BEV sales in Norway, France, Germany and UK improved anywhere from 47.6% to 93.9% year-over-year. Average sales growth for electric cars in Western Europe was nearly 66% in October.

Without considering plug-in hybrids, market share already hit a 0.77% average. Top models are the Nissan LEAF and Renault ZOE, with Tesla Model S in third.


BEV market share in Western Europe in October - 0.77%


According to EagleAID, if the German government applied some incentives to encourage buying BEVs, then market share could exceed 1%.

"Thanks at least partly to rumours of an impending German government rethink about the payment of electric car subsidies, this year’s lively electric car sales progress gave rise to the view that before long West Europe’s monthly car sales penetration could conceivably touch the 1 per cent level.

That upbeat prediction, apart from the assumption of forthcoming subsidies in Germany, also assumes ongoing purchase and ownership incentives in markets such as Norway, France and the UK for instance."

2016 Nissan LEAF

2016 Nissan LEAF

Source: EagleAID