Europe completed the full year of 2017 with plug-in electric car sales growth (year-over-year), although December failed to beat the 2015 rush for cars before incentives disappeared in some countries.

Renault ZOE

Renault ZOE

Some 33,738 plug-ins were sold in Europe in December (up 11%) at 3% market share.

For the full year - 306,143 plug-ins sold is a new record (up 38%) at average 2% market share. Sales divides nearly fifty/fifty between BEVs and PHEVs.

The best selling model in Eurupe for the month and for the year was:

  • #1 Renault ZOE 3,380 (31,410 YTD)
The biggest plug-in car manufacturers was
  • #1 BMW - some 55,000 and 18% share
Comparison of plug-in electric car sales in the U.S. and Europe:

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe – December 2017

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe – December 2017

Here is the full list of top 20 best selling plug-in cars, provided by the EV Sales Blog.

BMW i3 (20,855) and Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (19,189) completed the podium, followed by the Nissan LEAF (awaiting reinforcements of the new model at 17,454).

Tesla sold some 15,553 Model S and 12,630 Model X.

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe – December 2017 (Source: EV Sales Blog)

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe – December 2017 (Source: EV Sales Blog)