Western Europe BEV sales - January 2018 (Source: EagleAID)

Western Europe BEV sales - January 2018 (Source: EagleAID)

Volkswagen e-Golf surprised us with its January sales in Western Europe - not by its result - but rather by the fact that it managed to outsell all other BEVs.

In total, some 1,864 e-Golf were registered - more than Renault ZOE (1,847) and the BMW i3 (1,767 non-REx).

The Renault ZOE apparently is production constrained, but still it's not often we get to see the e-Golf in the #1 spot on any sales list.

"First signs that a change at the top of Europe's now closely monitored electric car sales chart may be looming on the horizon came from AID's exclusively compiled car sales figures for January showing that Volkswagen's e-Golf has already nudged aside Renault's ZOE, the long-standing number one in the region's now closely monitored electric car sales chart."

We expect that for the upcoming months, maybe even in February, the top selling crown will be taken over by the second generation 2018 Nissan LEAF.

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Source: EagleAID