European plug-in electric car sales were relatively strong in November.

Total sales for the month amounted to about 18,700, which is technically down 5% year-over-year, but a year ago November's results was one of 2015's best...and those end of 2015 numbers were inflated by incentives/tax changes in some countries.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

The 189,000 sales year to date also gives us full confidence that 200,000 sales for the year will be crossed for the first time in Europe, perhaps even ~210,000.

The best selling model for the month of November in the region was the BMW i3 (2,092).

For the year three cars are significantly ahead of the rest:

  • Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – 18,804
  • Renault ZOE – 18,715
  • Nissan LEAF – 17,045
Rounding out the top five is the BMW i3 (13,198) and the Tesla Model S (11,095).  Also of note, through November 2,600 Tesla Model X have been delivered.

Comparing regions, Europe is still well out performing the US, however the gap was closed on a few occasions in the Summer.

The expectation is that between December (2016) through March (2017), and then again in the Fall we will also see the US pull even, to slightly ahead, for a time thanks to demand for some mostly US-specific product:  Chevrolet Bolt EV, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, and extra allocation to the US from Toyota with the Prius Prime, with US specific Tesla Model 3 deliveries rounding out 2017.

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe – November 2016

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe – November 2016

source: EV Sales Blog