Over 45,000 All-Electric Cars Sold In Europe In First Half Of 2015

SEP 22 2015 BY MARK KANE 8

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Roughly 110,000 all-electric cars were sold in the first six months of this year worldwide, according to L’Avere-France.

Over 45,000 of those were bought in Europe, the largest BEV market worldwide currently, while nearly 36,000 were sold in the US, over 17,000 in China and 9,600 in Japan.

Sales for Europe were detailed by country (Top 10) in the above graph with Norway taking (as always) the first spot with 14,000. France secured second place exceeding 10,000 and in third is Germany ahead of the UK, Netherlands and Switzerland.

Every market in Europe is rising in terms of BEV sales.

Nissan LEAF (8,797), Renault ZOE (8,468) and Tesla Model S (7,166) were the best selling models.

There is also a separate rank for brands – in European Union and US: Nissan and Renault rule in Europe, where VW overtakes Tesla. On the other hand, in the US, Tesla leads Nissan, and is far ahead of BMW and others.

TOP 3 best-selling BEV brands - January-June 2015 (source: L’Avere-France)

TOP 3 best-selling BEV brands – January-June 2015 (source: L’Avere-France)

Source: L’Avere-France

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8 Comments on "Over 45,000 All-Electric Cars Sold In Europe In First Half Of 2015"

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Ha,beat that US.I dare You ,I double dare You! ?

Norway 5 million people, 14.000 BEV
China 1.357 million people, 17.000 BEV

Haha. 🙂

These are all pitiful numbers, we must do better.

These numbers do not compare with insideevs.com scorecard. About 2X difference. Someone is waaaay off.

These numbers are BEV battery-only electric vehicles.

The Inside EVs scorecard covers: BEVs, EREVs (Volt, i3 Rex), and PHEVs all combined.

hello yes and an electric vehicule is working only with electricity.
an EREV IS NOT AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE
A PHEV IS NOT AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE

CAPSLOCK DOES NOT MAKE YOUR COMMENT LESS INCORRECT.

An electric vehicle is one that you can drive on electricity. But it is definitely not a requirement that it can only work with electricity.

Agree with you, otherwise you would see the Outlander PHEV in the Mix