Sales in Europe increased, but not enough to stay ahead of the U.S.

In July, some 27,213 plug-in electric cars were sold in Europe, according to EV Sales Blog. That's 30% more than one year ago.

The cumulative result for the year is now 212,379 (up 41% year-over-year) at an average market share of 2.2%.

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe – July 2018

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe – July 2018

While the slow month of July didn't bring any serious volume, Nissan was on the duty, delivering 4,024 LEAFs - two times more than the second closest model - Renault ZOE:

  • Nissan LEAF – 4,024 and 22,026 YTD
  • Renault ZOE – 1,901 and 18,917 YTD
  • BMW i3 – 1,685 and 12,989 YTD

Registration stats for Europe are provided by EV Sales Blog:

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe – July 2018 (Source: EV Sales Blog)

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe – July 2018 (Source: EV Sales Blog)

The Tesla Model 3 is not available in Europe yet, but Tesla already has some effect on a comparison between the U.S. and Europe. In July, U.S. growth was so strong that it exceeded Europe in terms of volume - there's a strong chance that this will be repeated in next couple of months:

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe – July 2018

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe – July 2018