It didn't take long after the second-generation Nissan LEAF entered the European market in February for it to take the lead among all-electric cars in Europe. It just knocked the Renault ZOE from its pedestal.

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe – April 2018

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe – April 2018

According to EagleAID, Nissan LEAF sales in Western Europe amounted to 11,441 in the first four months of 2018 (up 48% year-over-year) and that was enough for it to overtake the Renault ZOE.

5,790 delivered in March (Western Europe) and another 3,309 in April. The LEAF is of course the best-selling plug-in model in all of Europe as the Western part represents almost all sales.

Best selling BEVs in Europe:

  • 2011: Nissan LEAF
  • 2012: Nissan LEAF
  • 2013: Nissan LEAF
  • 2014: Nissan LEAF
  • 2015: Renault ZOE
  • 2016: Renault ZOE
  • 2017: Renault ZOE
  • 2018: Nissan LEAF?
The third best selling model is the BMW i3, which so far this year increased sales by 7.7%.

Quickest growth rate, however, belongs to the Volkswagen e-Golf (supply constrained) and look, there is the Opel Ampera-e in the top 10:

Best selling all-electric cars in Wester Europe in 2018 (January - April), Source: EagleAID

Best selling all-electric cars in Wester Europe in 2018 (January - April), Source: EagleAID

Source: EagleAID