Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe – October 2017

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe – October 2017

October brings significant growth of plug-in electric car sales in Europe. Around 27,800 were delivered, which is 56% more than one year ago.

The steady move up resulted in around 2.1% market share.

At the same time, Europe observes collapse in diesel-powered cars, which in one year lost nearly one fifth of its market share, shrinking from 49% to barely 42%. Two years ago it was more than 51%.

In total, more than 242,000 plug-in electric cars were sold in Europe in the first 10 months of 2017.

The best selling model in October was Renault ZOE with 2,205. The YTD number is 26,143 - nearly 10,000 more than the second best BMW i3.

Second in October was the Volkswagen e-Golf that nearly beat ZOE - 2,159 in October and 10,091 YTD.

The top 10 selling plug-in models for 2017 YTD:

  • #1 Renault ZOE 2,205 (26,143 YTD)
  • #2 BMW i3 – 1,687 (16,567 YTD)
  • #3 Nissan LEAF – 1,075 (15,914 YTD)
  • #4 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV1,494 (15,477 YTD)
  • #5 Tesla Model S773 (11,365 YTD)
  • #6 VW Passat GTE – 1244 (10,787 YTD)
  • #7 Mercedes GLC350e1,056 (10,332 YTD)
  • #8 VW e-Golf – 2,159 (10,091 YTD)
  • #9 Tesla Model X – 616 (9,392 YTD)
  • 10 BMW 225xe Active Tourer939 (8,763 YTD)
Comparison of plug-in electric car sales in the U.S. and Europe.

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe – October 2017

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe – October 2017

Source: EV Sales Blog