Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe Increased In November

DEC 29 2018 BY MARK KANE 16

BEV sales almost doubled, while PHEVs decreased 14%

November 2018 was the third best month of plug-in electric car sales in Europe, which gives us hope for a new all-time record in December.

In total, some 37,591 plug-in cars were sold, which is 31% more thana year ago at 3.2% market share.

Because BEVs increased 96% to record 23,000 (61% of total) and PHEVs decreased by 14%, now all-electric are above plug-in hybrids for YTD for the first time since 2014 according to EV Sales Blog.

During 11 months, more than 345,000 plug-in electric cars were sold (up 34%) at average 2.4% market share.

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe – November 2018

Nissan LEAF with 38,573 sales YTD is the best selling plug-in model in Europe (4,640 sales in November ), but the star of the show in November was Renault ZOE, which set a new record of 5,154 sales.

New record were set also by Volkswagen e-Golf (3,044) and BMW i3 (2,443), while Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV achieved best result (3,160) since 2015.

New Jaguar I-PACE and Hyundai Kona Electric got respectively 1,260 and 620.

Registration stats for Europe are provided by EV Sales Blog:

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5100 for the Zoe is impressive. Does anyone know what numbers the clio sells in for context?

Do Not Read Between The Lines

185.234 soon to be obsolete vehicles with relative high maintenance costs and high refill costs (because europe). Good luck to mostly private owners with resale value.

Did you write “high maintenance costs”
There is a typo.
Its actually “low maintenance costs” or better “no maintenance costs”.
No oil change at all.

Renault Clio(the car buutvrij is referring to) is a petrol car. I thought they had oil changes???
So isn’t he kinda right?

For cars like that you can consider that a lifetime filling. After about 10 years and 60.000 km the car gets disposed of anyways.

When you only drive 20 miles a day, math tells me that 100 mile range EV’s are 4x more than I need. So, no, these vehicles will never be obsolete.

But in Europe most of people (mostly modest people) doesn’t live in individual homes or have garage where tu put a charger, and the chargers public net is still very poor, even in workplaces. And about the costs, is not only fuel and electicity. Clio costs half than Zoe, And if you don’t have the money, you must add the finantial costs. So for many people the Clio is best purchase today and for next years.

You mean the millions of fossil fuel vehicles becoming economically uncompetitive because of Europe’s extremely high petrol and diesel costs you shill for the oil industry.

Clio world-wide sales 2018-11 30,880 units in the Renault monthly sales report.

https://group.renault.com/en/finance-2/financial-information/key-figures/monthly-sales/

The correct number for the Zoe is 5,300 in 2018-11 BTW. Cars sold for commercial purposes are counted as LCV in Europe. Difference in registration and taxes, not in the vehicle.

Nice to see a 31% increase.
Worldwide sales set another big record of 237,000+ vehicles with the YTD standing at 1.72 million.
Will the December take the tally to 2 million?
I hope everyone will do their best to do this magic.

Alex of E for Electric highlights Tom Moloughney of insideevs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xam8Bv_u_UY

Note: 22,000 BMW i3 will be sold in Europe.
That gives you some perspective of the failure of the US dealer model in America.
If you let politics determine what you sell YOU LOSE $MONEY$.

Is it typical for BMW models to sell US 10% of their European business?
Something’s wrong.

RIP PHEVs an expensive legacy technology whose day is mostly done outside of high dollar autos which need a pollution reduction and can afford the price premium…
With the falling price of batteries PHEV can no longer provide the cost and pollution reduction that legacy car makers need…
Both VW and GM appear to be abandoning this segment and others will follow…
Lawmakers in the EU are cutting subsidies for PHEV as studies show a large number don’t get plugged in enough to provide pollution reductions…
Also the new more realistic WLTP is unkind to PHEVs…

A lot of PHEVs have been discontinued due to the new WLTP regulations. But new PHEVs are coming in the next two years, even from automakers that currently don’t have any (Renault, Peugeot, Opel, DS…).

PHEVs will continue as a stop gap in areas that are slow to electrify. Such as vans, trucks and light goods vehicles.